Angwantibo

Angwantibo

Taxobox
name = Golden pottosMSW3 Groves|pages=121-122]
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Primates
familia = Lorisidae
subfamilia = Perodicticinae
genus = "Arctocebus"
genus_authority = Gray, 1863
type_species = "Perodicticus calabarensis"
type_species_authority = J. A. Smith, 1860
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = "Arctocebus calabarensis"
"Arctocebus aureus"

The angwantibos are the two species of strepsirrhine primates that are classified in the "Arctocebus" genus of the Lorisidae family. They are also known as golden pottos because of their yellow or golden coloration.

Angwantibos live in tropical Africa and their range includes Nigeria, Cameroon north of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Angwantibos grow to a size of 22 to 30 cm, and have almost no tail at all. They only weigh up to 0.5 kg. Their fur is yellow brown to golden in color. Their snout is more pointed than that of the other lorids and this, along with their round ears, gives it the bear-like appearance that lends them their name in German: "bear monkey".

Solitary, nocturnal and arboreal, they prefer the underbrush and the lower layers of the forests. They spend the day hidden in the leaves. Like all lorids they are characterized by slow movements.

The diet of the angwantibos is predominantly of insects (mostly caterpillars), and occasionally fruits. Owing to their careful movements and their good sense of smell, they can quietly stalk and close-in on their prey and catch it with a lightning-quick movement.

The males mate with all available females whose territory overlaps with theirs. Copulation takes place hanging onto a branch. Gestation lasts 130 days and births are of a single offspring. The juvenile clasps itself first to the belly of the mother and later she may park her offspring on a branch while she goes searching for food. Within three to four months the young are weaned, at about six months it leaves its mother, and at an age of eight to ten months it becomes fully mature. The life expectancy of the angwantibos is at most 13 years.

pecies

* Genus "Arctocebus"
** Calabar Angwantibo, "Arctocebus calabarensis"
** Golden Angwantibo, "Arctocebus aureus"

References

External links

* [http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/links/arctocebus Primate Info Net "Arctocebus" Factsheets]


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  • angwantibo — [aŋ wän′tə bō΄] n. pl. angwantibos 〚Efik〛 a small, rare prosimian primate (Arctocebus calabarensis) of W African forests, with a long, sharp nose and a small tail: it is in the same family with the lorises and pottos * * * …   Universalium

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