Loris - Taxonomic Classification

Taxonomic Classification

The family Lorisidae is found within the infraorder Lorisiformes with the family Galagidae, the galagos. This infraorder is a sister taxon of Lemuriformes, the lemurs. Within Lorisinae, there are seven species of lorises in two genera.

  • Family Lorisidae
    • Subfamily Perodicticinae
    • Subfamily Lorisinae
      • Genus Loris
        • Gray slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus
          • Highland slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus grandis
          • Mysore slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus
          • Malabar slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus malabaricus
          • Northern slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus nordicus
        • Red slender loris, Loris tardigradus
          • Dry Zone slender loris, Loris tardigradus tardigradus
          • Horton Plains slender loris, Loris tardigradus nyctoceboides
      • Genus Nycticebus
        • Sunda slow loris, Nycticebus coucang
        • Bengal slow loris, Nycticebus bengalensis
        • Pygmy slow loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus
        • Javan slow loris, Nycticebus javanicus
        • Bornean slow loris, Nycticebus menagensis
        • ? Nycticebus linglom (fossil, Miocene)

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