Any animal of the prosimians, making up the infraorder Lemuriformes, the evolutionary predecessors of monkeys and apes, native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands.
Etymology:lemures, spirits of the night (probably from the animals' nocturnal behaviour/behavior and large, reflective eyes).
- French: lémur
- German: Lemur , Lemure
- Italian: lemure
- Dutch: lemur
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