Tailed Slow Loris (Nycticebus caudatus sp. nov., given by Karl Shuker in 1993) is an unknown primate sighted in the Mizoram Union Territory, eastern India. Similar to the slow loris. White coat. Woolly fur. Large, rounded head. Flat face. Large eyes, encircled by a dark, triangular patch. Short, roundish ears. Small muzzle. Short, stout limbs. Narrow black stripe running from the head down the back. Distinctively long, bushy tail.
Specimens were captured alive near Lunglei, Mizoram, in December 1889, photographed, and exhibited.
Possible explanations Edit
- A teratological aberration of the Slow loris (Nycticebus coucang).
- An unknown species or subspecies of loris.