lemur
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈliːmə(ɹ)/
Noun

lemur (plural lemurs)

  1. (colloquial) Any strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea, native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands.
  2. Any of the genus Lemur, represented by the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
    • Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturæ, volume 1, 10 edition, Stockholm, Sweden: Laurentius Salvius, pages 29–30 ↗
  3. (obsolete) A loris (Lemur tardigradus, now Loris tardigradus), predating the 10th edition of Systema Naturæ.
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