Sunda Slow Loris Male Skull


The Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang) or Greater Slow Loris is a strepsirrhine primate and a species of slow loris native to Indonesia, West Malaysia, southern Thailand and Singapore.


Sunda Slow Loris Male Skull Replica measures 2.5 inches or 63mm. Sunda Slow Loris Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences Specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang or greater slow loris is a strepsirrhine primate and a species of slow loris native to Indonesia, West Malaysia, Southern Thailand and Singapore.

It measures 11 to 15 in. from head to tail and weighs between 21.1 and 24.2 oz. Like other slow lorises, it has a wet nose, a round head, small ears hidden in thick fur, a flat face, large eyes and a vestigial tail.

The Sunda slow loris or Nycticebus coucang is nocturnal and arboreal, typically occurring in evergreen forests. It prefers rainforests with continuous dense canopies and has an extremely low metabolic rate compared to other mammals of its size.

Its diet consists of sap, floral nectar, fruit and arthropods. It will feed on exudates such as gum and sap by licking wounds in trees.

The Sunda slow loris or Nycticebus coucang species is generally solitary. Social behavior makes up a very small part of the activity though it has monogamous mating system with the offspring living with the parents.

It sleeps during the day, rolled up in a ball in hidden parts of trees above the ground, often on branches, twigs, palm fronds, or lianas.

The species is polyoestrous, usually giving birth to a single offspring after a gestation period of 192 days. The young disperses between 16 and 27 months, generally when it is sexually mature.

The Sunda slow loris has dark rings around its large eyes, a white nose with a whitish strip that extends to the forehead and a dark stripe that stretches from the back of the head along the spine.

Its soft, thick, woolly fur ranges from light brown to deep reddish brown, with a lighter underside.

It has a toothcomb, six forward-facing teeth on the bottom jaw, which includes the lower incisors and the canine teeth. The structure is generally used for grooming in other strepsirhine primates, but lorises also use it to scrape off gum when foraging.

The Sunda slow loris or Nycticebus coucang has a shortened second digit, and the hands have a strong grip. Like other lorises, it excretes a strong-smelling liquid from glands beneath its arms which is used in communication.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 in
Slow Loris Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lorisidae
Subfamily: Lorinae
Genus: Nycticebus
Type species: Nycticebus coucang
Conservation Status: CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.