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Primate Taxonomy

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27) One of the smallest primates is this mouse lemur. Although its body is only six inches long, the large eyes and grasping hands show that this is a primate. A nocturnal animal, it eats mainly insects. Small mouse lemur grasps the stalk of a green plant.
Notes: Small mouse lemur grasps the stalk of a green plant.
Scientific name: Microcebus murinus
Question: What differences do you see between this mouse lemur and a rodent such as a mouse?
Photo © by: J. Visser

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