Martin's False Potto (Pseudopotto martini)
Martin's false potto differs in morphology from the potto, Perodicticus potto, in having relatively long upper first premolars, reduced third molar, and a relatively longer tail (Groves, 1998). This species has a broad muzzle, forward looking orbits, and reduced index fingers (Groves, 1998). Some dispute this species as being a valid new genus and species because its measurements do not differ much from Perodicticus potto (Sarmiento, 1998).
Martin's false potto is found in the country of Cameroon, in west Africa (Schwartz, 1996; cited in Fleagle, 1999).
Fleagle, J.G. 1999. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: San Diego.
Groves, C. 1998. Pseudopotto martini: A new potto? African Primates. Vol. 3(1-2), 42-43.
Sarmiento, E. 1998. The validity of "Pseudopotto martini". African Primates. Vol. 3(1-2), 44-45.
Schwartz, J.H. 1996. Pseudopotto martini: A new genus and species of extant lorisiform primate. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History. Vol. 78, 1-14.
Last Updated: March 24, 2007.
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