The Nocturnal Prosimian Colony at the Duke University Primate Center

  • Barbara S. Coffman


The Duke University Primate Center (DUPC) in Durham, North Carolina, houses the world’s largest and most diverse collection of nocturnal prosimian primates. The collection includes 12 species which are maintained for the purposes of research, conservation, and education. These species are:

aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

lesser mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)

fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius)

greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major)

Coquerel’s dwarf lemur (Mirza coquereli)

slow loris (Nycticebus coucang)

pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus)

slender loris (Loris tardigradus)

potto (Perodicticus potto)

Garnett’s galago (Otolemur garnettii)

Mohol galago (Galago moholi)

Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta)


Mouse Lemur Mixed Species Group Microcebus Murinus Dwarf Lemur Mongoose Lemur 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara S. Coffman
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  1. 1.Duke University Primate CenterDurhamUSA

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