Aye-Aye - ROM2004_941_3



Geography: Africa, Madagascar
Date: Acquired on December 19, 1890
length=18; width=10; height=14 inches
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderPrimates
    • FamilyDaubentoniidae
    • GenusDaubentonia
    • SpecificEpithetmadagascariensis
Object number: 9012190015
On view
DescriptionThe aye-aye is an example of a mammal with highly specialized morphology (the form and structure of the animal). Its right middle digit is greatly elongated and is used to fish out insects from small holes and crevices in trees. This species, found only in Madagascar, is at great risk of extinction through destruction of its forest habitat. A skin mount of this species may be seen in the Introduction to Mammals gallery.
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