Daubentonia


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Related to Daubentonia: Aye Aye
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Noun1.Daubentonia - type genus; coextensive with the family Daubentoniidae
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Daubentoniidae, family Daubentoniidae - comprising solely the aye-aye
aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis - nocturnal lemur with long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth closely related to the lemurs
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The aye-aye, or Daubentonia madagascariensis (daw-ben-TOE-nee-uh ma-duh-GAS-ker-ee-EN-sis), belongs to a group of primates called lemurs (see Nuts & Bolts, p.
Many different plant communities are present, many of them of great importance to the local human population and for the native animal species, such as the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis).
Acer rubrum, Diospyros virginiana and Daubentonia drummondii are well represented, but their low dominance can be attributed to small trunk diameters.
Officially called Daubentonia madagascariensis, the nocturnal aye-aye is the only living representative of its taxonomic family.