False potto

Pseudopotto martini

SUBFAMILY

Perodictinae

TAXONOMY

Pseudopotto martini Schwartz, 1996, West Africa. This new genus and species was first recognized in 1996 on the basis of a museum skeleton of uncertain origin.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

None (because of the recent discovery of this genus and species).

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

External appearance unknown. Head and body length: unknown; tail length: unknown, but the type skeleton indicates that it is certainly longer than in the potto. Body mass: unknown.

DISTRIBUTION

The type specimen reportedly came from an unknown locality in equatorial West Africa, while a second specimen came from Cameroon. (Specific distribution map not available.)

HABITAT

Evergreen tropical rainforest.

BEHAVIOR

Presumably nocturnal and fully arboreal.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Nothing is known.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Nothing is known.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

Common name / Scientific name/ Other common names

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Nocturnal and fully arboreal. of arthropods (mainly Forages solitarily at night, but insects) with a supple-individual males and females ment of fruits and ochave social contacts within casional small overlapping ranges. No nests vertebrates. are constructed; animals typically sleep clinging to a branch among dense foliage.

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rainforest. Nocturnal and fully arboreal.

Bangladesh, China, and northern part of Thailand.

supplemented with arthropods (mainly insects) and perhaps some gum. Probably also eats eggs and small vertebrates.

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