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Temporal range: Early Eocene–Present
A sample o strepsirrhine diversity; 8 biological genera are depictit (frae tap, left tae richt): Lemur, Propithecus, Daubentonia, Varecia, Microcebus, Darwinius, Loris, Otolemur.
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
É. Geoffroy, 1812

Lemuriformes[a] (See text)

Range o livin strepsirrhine primates (green) an Eocene-Miocene fossil steids (reid)

Strepsirrhini or Strepsirhini is a suborder o primates that includes the lemuriform primates, which conseest o the lemurs o Madagascar, galagos ("bushbabies") an pottos frae Africae, an the lorises frae Indie an sootheast Asie.[a]

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  1. a b Althou the monophyletic relationship atween lemurs an lorisoids is widely acceptit, thair clade name is nae. The term lemuriform is uised here acause it derives frae ane popular taxonomy that clumps the clade o tuithcombed primates intae ane infraorder an the extinct, non-tuithcombed adapiforms intae anither, baith within the suborder Strepsirrhini.[1][2] Houever, anither popular alternative taxonomy places the lorisoids in their ain infraorder, Lorisiformes.[3]

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  1. Szalay & Delson 1980, p. 149.
  2. Cartmill 2010, p. 15.
  3. Hartwig 2011, pp. 20–21.