Loris, Malaysia (USNM 84389)

USNM 84389

Lorises are primates and are more closely related to humans, apes and monkeys  than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many lorises in its scientific collections. 

This specimen, USNM 84389 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7236372), is a female Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang coucang) from Malaysia. This individual was collected by William Abbott near Khao Song Mountain in Trong of Perak Province.

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 84389. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.