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Galagidae - galagos

GalagoThere are 18 species of small primates in this family. Galagos are found in Africa. They have large, round eyes, large ears, and long tails. Their legs are longer than their arms. They have nails on all of their fingers and toes, except for on the second toe of their rear feet. On that toe they have a "toilet claw." The toilet claw is used for grooming.

Galagos are nocturnal and live in trees. They live in social groups made up of females and their offspring. Males will eventually leave their mother's territory.

Galagos are excellent jumpers and can jump up to six feet straight up in the air. They eat insects, nectar, and fruit. Galagos are sometimes known as bushbabies.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in USThreatened in US Threatened in New HampshireThreatened in NH Endangered in USEndangered in US Endangered in NHEndangered in NH IntroducedIntroduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Southern Needle-clawed Galago - Euoticus elegantulus Least Concern Africa
Northern Needle-clawed Galago - Euoticus pallidus Least Concern Africa
Somali Lesser Galago - Galago gallarum Least Concern Africa
Spectacled Lesser Galago - Galago matschiei Least Concern Africa
Southern Lesser Galago - Galago moholi Least Concern Africa
Northern Lesser Galago - Galago senegalensis Least Concern Africa
Kenya Coast Galago - Galagoides cocos Least Concern Africa
Demidoff's Dwarf Galago - Galagoides demidovii Least Concern Africa
Grant's Lesser Galago - Galagoides granti Least Concern Africa
  Malawi Galago - Galagoides nyasae Africa
Mountain Dwarf Galago - Galagoides orinus Near Threatened Africa
Rondo Dwarf Galago - Galagoides rondoensis Critically Endangered Africa
Thomas's Dwarf Galago - Galagoides thomasi Least Concern Africa
Zanzibar/udzungwa Galago - Galagoides zanzibaricus Least Concern Africa
Thick-tailed Greater Galago - Otolemur crassicaudatus Least Concern Africa
Small-eared Greater Galago - Otolemur garnettii Least Concern Africa
Allen's Galago - Sciurocheirus alleni Least Concern Africa
Gabon Allen's Galago - Sciurocheirus gabonensis Least Concern Africa

Additional Information

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Demidoff's Dwarf Galago - Galagoides demidovii profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The Demidoff's dwarf galago is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Grant's Lesser Galago - Galagoides granti Photos Least Concern Africa
The Grant's lesser galago is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Kenya Coast Galago - Galagoides cocos Photos Least Concern Africa
The Kenya coast galago is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Lesser Galago - Galago senegalensis Photos Least Concern Africa
The northern lesser galago is found in central Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Small-eared Greater Galago - Otolemur garnettii Photos Least Concern Africa
The small-eared greater galago is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Somali Lesser Galago - Galago gallarum Photos Least Concern Africa
The Somali lesser galago is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Southern Lesser Galago - Galago moholi Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The southern lesser galago is found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Southern Lesser Galago - Galago moholi profile Photos Least Concern Africa
The southern lesser galago is around six inches in length.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Thick-tailed Greater Galago - Otolemur crassicaudatus Photos Least Concern Africa
The thick-tailed greater galago is found in Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes