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Potto

Potto

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  • mating system
    1. similar to Galago
    2. but NO matrilineal hierarchies.
    3. females tend to disperse
    4. little vocalization (i.e., quiet)
      • less socialize-able than Galago
    5. scent mark
    6. infants are carried more often, but also sometimes are parked.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Lorisidae

Subfamily: Perodicticinae

Genus: Perodicticus

Bennett, 1831

Species: P. potto

The potto (Perodicticus potto) is a strepsirrhine primate from the Lorisidae family. It is the only species in genus Perodicticus. The Potto is also known as Bosman's potto, after its supposed discoverer, and in some English-speaking parts of Africa it is called a softly-softly.