The name potto
refers to several species of African primates
in the genera perodicticus
. They have a vestigial tail and index finger. The snout is pointed and the ears and eyes are large. The coat is dense, brown and wooly, and spiky protrusions from the spine come through the skin at the base of the neck. Pottos are tree-dwelling omnivores, and weigh about 3 pounds.
- perodicticus potto
- arctocebus aureus -- golden angwantibo
- arctocebus calabarensis -- Calabar angwantibo