Definition of Sifakas
1. sifaka [n] - See also: sifaka
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Literary usage of Sifakas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"Many faunal species including sifakas, red-tailed lemurs, and radiated tortoises. Pare National Ankarafantsika and Reserve Forestière ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The " sifakas," as these Lemurs are termed, have a reputation for gentleness of character, but, as is the case with other animals, the males fight for the ..."
3. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"... thirty-six teeth ; while the endrina is peculiar in having the tail rudimentary. The group includes the largest living lemurs ; the sifakas and endrina ..."
4. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of Thw by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"The sifakas, as some of these and the allied forms are called, are venerated by ... The sifakas live exclusively on vegetable substances, fruits, leaves, ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... containing several large brightly colored species, called sifakas, which are mainly vegetarian, go about in large bands like the ..."
6. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"... include certain highly specialized lemurs from Madagascar, such as the sifakas and Indris. As compared with the lower lemurs great advances have been ..."
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... which includes the avahi and the sifakas (Í.P.). From both the latter it is distinguished by its rudimentary tail, measuring only a couple of inches in ..."
8. Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands by Conrad Keller (1901)
"Some among them, the sifakas, have also the rounded head and the bare countenance of the higher apes. These are, however, mere analogues, partly due to ..."