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Galago Facemasks
There seems to be a connection between the facial markings of Galagos and their species identity....you can read more about it in a paper by Prof. S.K. Bearder, or try finding out for yourself: 

Here are black-and-white images from three West African Galago species - black-and-white, because Galagos themselves cannot distinguish between colours. Try and pay attention to rings around the eyes, strips across the nose, lightness of the ears.....when you click on the colour symbol Color View you will see a colour photograph of the same animal - the way we see it. Try clicking on the  little camera and the image will change before your very eyes from black-and-white to colour, making the differences really obvious!

These three species (Galago species nova, Galago gabonensis and Galago allenii ) were until recently thought to be just one single species (Galago allenii), but with the help of their facial markings and calls they are now confirmed.

The map next to the images shows West Africa, with Cameroon and Gabon in the center. When choosing a species from the right the map will show you its distribution range. Red where members of the NPRG have confirmed its occurence and orange where the range could be extended to.

Take a close look and find out, just how different their facial markings can be! 

Galago sp. nova
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Galago gabonensis
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Galago allenii
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