LE'MUR, n. [L.] A genus of quadrupeds, the Makis, natives of Africa and the East Indies.
LE'MUR, n. [L.]
A genus of quadrumanous mammals, nearly allied to the apes, baboons, and monkeys, but with a form approaching that of quadrupeds, mostly inhabiting Madagascar and the East Indian islands.
- One of a family
(Lemuridæ) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys,
but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large
eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly
natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus
(Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the
East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago,
Indris, and Colugo.