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Strepsirrhini
Temporal range: Early Eocene - Recent
Coquerel's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
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The Strepsirrhini clade is one of the two suborders of primates. One of the most distinguishing characteristic of these 114 species is their wet noses, and it is this feature for which the grouping is named. The Greek name means having a curved or bent nose (a terpsimbrotos compound of strepho "bend" and rhis "nose"). Madagascar's only primates (apart from humans) are strepsirrhines, although others can be found in southeast Asia.


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