The Arctocebus calabarensis is a member of the family Lorisidae, which are basically lemurs that don't live on Madagascar. The Angwantibo, or Golden potto, can be found in Africa sharing the habitat of monkeys. They are exculsively nocturnal, and have a feature called a tapetum - a layer of cells behind the retina which serves to improve their night vision. They are prosimians, although closer, in fact, to primates than simians such as apes. It mostly eats caterpillars, and it's coat is reddish.

An`gwan*ti"bo (#), n. Zool.

A small lemuroid mammal (Arctocebus Calabarensis) of Africa. It has only a rudimentary tail.


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