- Golden Angwantibo
name = Golden AngwantiboMSW3 Groves|pages=122]
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
status_ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Primate Specialist Group|year=1996|id=2053|title=Arctocebus aureus|downloaded=06 May 2006]
trend = unknown
genus = "
species = "A. aureus"
binomial = "Arctocebus aureus"
binomial_authority = de Winton, 1902
The Golden Angwantibo ("Arctocebus aureus") is a
strepsirrhine primatefrom the family Lorisidae. It shares the " Arctocebus" genus with the Calabar Angwantibo("Arctocebus calabarensis") and together they are commonly called the golden pottos. The Golden Angwantibo is found in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guineaand Gabon. Its usual habitat is rain forest, but it has also been known to live on farmland.
Like the Calabar Angwantibo, the Golden Angwantibo weighs between 266 and 465 grams and has a stumpy tail, abbreviated index fingers, a specialised grooming claw on each foot and a white line on its face. It can be distinguished from its cousin largely by its colour. The fur on its back is red-gold, with a more muted red on its belly. Unlike the Calabar Angwantibo, the Golden Angwantibo has no
The Golden Angwantibo is a
nocturnaland arborealspecies that is typically found on small branches 5-15 metres above ground. Its diet consists of around 85% insects (especially caterpillars) and 14% fruit. Its foraging, antipredator, social and reproductive behaviour are extremely similar to those of the Calabar Angwantibo.
* [http://members.tripod.com/uakari/arctocebus_aureus.html Golden potto ("Arctocebus aureus")] at The Primata
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