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Otolemur crassicaudatus (greater galago)

Wikipedia Abstract

The brown greater galago, also known as the large-eared greater galago, (Otolemur crassicaudatus) is a nocturnal primate, the largest in the family of galagos.
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Otolemur crassicaudatus argentatus (Northern Silver Galago)
Otolemur crassicaudatus crassicaudatus (South African Large-eared Galago)
Otolemur crassicaudatus kirkii (Tanganyika Large-eared Galago)
Otolemur crassicaudatus monteiri (silvery greater galago) (Attributes)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.29
EDGE Score: 2.42


Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  4 months 10 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  23 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [4]  15 inches (39 cm)
Weaning [2]  4 months 18 days
Adult Weight [2]  2.414 lbs (1.095 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  43 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  60 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  1 year 4 months
Male Maturity [2]  1 year 9 months


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Asio capensis (Marsh Owl)[5]
Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile)[5]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[5]


Parasitized by 
Lemurphthirus stigmosus[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact, Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann and Han Olff, Journal of Animal Ecology 2011, 80, 484–494
6Food and Feeding Habits of the Thick-Tailed Galago (Otelemur crassicaudatus) in Okomu National Park, Edo State, B.N. Ejidike, F.E. Okosodo, Journal of Fisheries International 2 (3): 231-233, 2007
7Seasonal Variation in the Diet of South African Galagos, Caroline Harcourt, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 7, No. 5, 1986
8Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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