Daubentonia madagascariensis, also known as Aye-aye is a strepsirrhine endemic to Madagascar. Acording to the UICN Red List, it is endangered. They usually weigh between 2.5-2.7 kg and their life spectancy is about 24 years in captivity.
SOME CURIOUS AND UNIQUE MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES
They are the largest nocturnal primates.
They have orange eyes surrounded by a black ring.
The snout is pointed due to dental modifications related to the form in which they obtain food.
They have large incisor teeth that grow continuously in order to gnaw wood and access food.
All toes and fingers have claws except for toe 1, which has a nail.
The 3rd finger is very long and thin since is related to the way of capturing food and grooming: it is useful for searching for insects and larvae within the wood.
They have a nictitating membrane or third eyelid, which moistens the eye when it dries.
Females can reproduce during their whole life.
Their mammary glands and nipples are inguinals.
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