Woolly lemurs and their relatives are a family of primates native to Madagascar. The three groups in this family are the various sifakas, woolly lemurs and the single indri. All 19 species have thick and woolly fur. They fill a vegetarian primate role, much like the howler monkeys of America and leaf-eating monkeys of Africa and Asia. Sifakas and indris are diurnal, while the woolly lemurs are nocturnal.
Scientific name: Indridae
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Indriidae (sometimes incorrectly spelled Indridae) are a family of strepsirrhine primates. They are medium to large sized lemurs with only four teeth in the toothcomb instead of the usual six. Indriids, like all lemurs, live exclusively on the island of Madagascar.
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