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Decken's Sifaka, Madagascar (USNM 016308)
Lemurs 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 lemurs in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 016308 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7588256), is a Decken’s sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) from Madagascar.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 016308. 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.