Eastern Needle-clawed Galago (Euoticus inustus)


MORPHOLOGY:
The average body mass for the eastern needle-clawed galago is around 170 to 250 grams. The premolars are canine in shape, and the nails resemble claws, like that found in Euoticus elegantulus.

RANGE:
This species is found in Uganda and Zaire.

ECOLOGY:
This species primarily eats gums. The eastern needle-clawed galago is reliant upon insects and other forces to damage the trees, so that the gum is released.

LOCOMOTION:
This species is a vertical leaper and clinger.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR:
This species is nocturnal and forages solitarily.

VOCAL COMMUNICATION:
infant call: this call sounds like "tsic" (Estes, 1991).

OLFACTORY COMMUNICATION:
Olfactory communication is important for the eastern needle-clawed galago (Estes, 1991).

VISUAL COMMUNICATION:

TACTILE COMMUNICATION:

REPRODUCTION:
This species gives birth to a single offspring.

REFERENCES:
Burton, F. 1995. The Multimedia Guide to the Non-human Primates. Prentice-Hall Canada Inc.

Estes, R. D. 1991. The Behavior Guide to African Mammals. University of California Press.

Last Updated: April 1, 2007.
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