found on the island of Madagascar
special finger structure-extremely long middle finger that is very flexible
long legs, short arms
classified with apes and monkeys
friendship (males with most friends have most mates)
1M/MF except at night sleep together in really large groups but during the day break down to find food and water
infants take mother's rank
hot springs, rice husks, sweet potatoes
large nose, pot belly
claws not nails
monogamous (mostly), scent marking, territorial
territorial, throat pouch (hyoid) to attach muscles for tongue to make them so loud
brachiate like apes
large brain for body size
adaptations for brachiation, basic social unit is monogamous
largest of the living primates
solve problems with sex
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