Martin's False Potto (Pseudopotto martini)


MORPHOLOGY:
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).

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Martin's false potto is found in the country of Cameroon, in west Africa (Schwartz, 1996; cited in Fleagle, 1999).

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REFERENCES:
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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