A review of research on the distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the Slender Loris Loris lydekkerianus (Mammalia: Primates: Lorisidae) in India

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Mewa Singh
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9198-0192
Mridula Singh
Honnavalli N. Kumara
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7958-6395
Shanthala Kumar
Smitha D. Gnanaoliu
Ramamoorthy Sasi

Abstract

The Slender Loris in India includes two subspecies, the Mysore Slender Loris and the Malabar Slender Loris, with unidentified populations at overlapping ranges of the subspecies. Prior to 1996, the knowledge on Indian lorises was mostly limited to laboratory studies, or some anecdotes from the wild. Since late 1990, several intensive field studies have been carried out which informed about the status, ecology, behaviour, conservation issues, and management of the Slender Loris in India. Here, we review all these studies, discuss the major findings and identify directions for future research. 

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Singh, M., Singh, M., Kumara, H.N., Kumar, S., Gnanaoliu, S.D. and Sasi, R. 2021. A review of research on the distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the Slender Loris Loris lydekkerianus (Mammalia: Primates: Lorisidae) in India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 11 (Sep. 2021), 19540–19552. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7562.13.11.19540-19552.
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