The name Little Fireface comes from the Sundanese name for slow loris – muka geni. In other languages, loris means thin one, wind monkey (both in Sumatra and Thailand), forest baby, and the shy one.
Eight slow loris species are currently recognised with a huge diversity out there! They are found from the Northeast of India to the Philippines. Download our id guide here. Two closely related slender lorises are found in India and Sri Lanka. Many more species are likely to be discovered.
The table below shows their distribution and body weight ranges; information on Borneo’s three new slow loris species are shown on that page – please be patient while we update this one!
|Loris lydekkerianus||Mysore slender loris||South India; Sri Lanka||225-320|
|Loris tardigradus||red slender loris||Sri Lanka||105-170|
|Nycticebus bengalensis||Bengal slow loris||Burma, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam||1140-2100|
|N. coucang||greater slow loris||Sumatra, peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore||635-850|
|N. javanicus||Javan slow loris||Indonesia (Java)||750-1150|
|N. menagensis||Bornean slow loris||Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia||265-800|
|N. pygmaeus||pygmy slow loris||Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam||360-580|