genus Loris

noun
type genus of the Lorisidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Lorisidae, ↑family Lorisidae
Member Meronyms: ↑slender loris, ↑Loris gracilis

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  • Loris (disambiguation) — Loris can refer to:* Loris, common name for the strepsirrhine primates of the subfamily Lorinae in family Lorisidae. *Loris, South Carolina, a city in South Carolina *Loris, an early pen name for the writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal *The animals in… …   Wikipedia

  • Loris — Taxobox name = LorisesMSW3 Groves|pages=122 123] image width = 266px image caption = Joseph Smit s Faces of Lorises (1904) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates familia = Lorisidae subfamilia = Lorinae subfamilia… …   Wikipedia

  • Loris gracilis — noun slim bodied lemur of southern India and Sri Lanka • Syn: ↑slender loris • Hypernyms: ↑lemur • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Loris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loris — Lo ris, n. [Loris, or lori, the indigenous East Indian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small lemurs of the genus {Stenops}. They have long, slender limbs and large eyes, and are arboreal in their habits. The slender loris… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loris — /lawr is, lohr /, n., pl. loris. 1. Also called slender loris. a small, slender, tailless, large eyed, nocturnal lemur, Loris gracilis, of southern India and Sri Lanka. 2. Also called slow loris. a similar but stockier lemur of the genus… …   Universalium

  • loris — [ lɔ:rɪs] noun (plural lorises) a small, slow moving nocturnal primate living in dense vegetation in South Asia. [Loris tardigradus (slender loris) and genus Nycticebus (slow loris).] Origin C18: from Fr., perh. from obs. Du. loeris clown …   English new terms dictionary

  • loris — lo•ris [[t]ˈlɔr ɪs, ˈloʊr [/t]] n. pl. ris•es, ris 1) mam a slender, tailless prosimian primate, Loris tardigradus, of S India and Sri Lanka 2) mam either of two similar but stockier prosimians of the genus Nycticebus, of SE Asia • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • genus Nycticebus — noun a genus of Lorisidae • Syn: ↑Nycticebus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Lorisidae, ↑family Lorisidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slender loris — Taxobox name = Slender lorisesMSW3 Groves|pages=122] image caption = Red Slender Loris regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates familia = Lorisidae genus = Loris genus authority = É. Geoffroy, 1796 subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • Red Slender Loris — Taxobox name = Red Slender LorisMSW3 Groves|pages=122] image width = 230px status = EN trend = down status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Participants of CBSG CAMP workshop: Status of South Asian Primates (March… …   Wikipedia

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