What is another word for Genus Nycticebus?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈɛnəs nˈɪkta͡ɪsbəs] (IPA)

Genus Nycticebus is a group of primates commonly known as slow lorises. They are native to Southeast Asia and are nocturnal creatures, meaning they are most active at night. The term "Genus Nycticebus" is a scientific name, derived from the Greek word "nyx" meaning "night" and "cebus" meaning "monkey". Some synonyms for the word "Genus Nycticebus" include slow loris, pygmy loris, and slender loris. These names are often used interchangeably to refer to this group of primates. Slow lorises are known for their distinctive big eyes and slow, deliberate movements, and sadly, are often kept as exotic pets despite being endangered in the wild.

Synonyms for Genus nycticebus:

What are the hypernyms for Genus nycticebus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Dermoptera (order of flying lemurs), Mammalia (order of mammals), Primates (order of primates).

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