Hamaragoda Kuruppuge Darshane Dilhani - Loris tardigradus (Red Slender Loris)
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País: Sri Lanka
Título: Loris tardigradus (Red Slender Loris)
Especie: L. tardigradus
Descripción: A small, slender and nocturnal strepsirrhine primate native to the rainforests of Sri Lanka.
This is identified as #6 of the "10 focal species" and #22 of the 100 EDGE mammal species worldwide considered the most evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered in 2007 and hence included IUCN Red List of threatened species in 2008.
It is distinguished by large forward-facing eyes used for precise depth perception, long slender limbs, a well-developed index finger, the absence of tail, and large prominent ears, which are thin, rounded and hairless at the edges. Its body length on average is 7–10 in (180–250 mm), with an average weight of a mere 3–13 oz (85–369 g). This loris has a four-way grip on each foot. The big toe opposes the other 4 toes for a pincer-like grip on branches and food.
Categoría: Ilustración naturalista
Técnica: Oil paint on Canvas
Tamaño: 29.7 x 42.0 cm