- #: 241715
- Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 2011-03-27
- Current Version: 1.0
- 1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
- Size: 4.80 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Karim Pirbay
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
- © 2011 ARKive, 2011 Duke Lemur Center, 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2011 IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, 2011 Website of Everything, UMMZ Animal
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iLemur - the first digital encyclopedia of lemurs.
Lemurs are unique and unusually singular primates that are part of the prosimian suborder. They compose the infraorder Lemuriformes, endemic to the African island of Madagascar. Their name derives from the Latin term lemures, meaning “spirits of the night, ” probably in reference to many lemurs’ nocturnal activities and their deep, reflecting eyes. Personally, I can’t help saying how fascinating lemurs are! Molecular genetics proved that these prosimians reached Madagascar by “rafting” from mainland Africa across the ocean on large clumps of vegetation millions of years ago. Lemurs also live in groups where females dominate males in matriarchal societies, a unique feature among primates. They communicate in various ways, in fact, calling is one, but shaping their tails in different ways is also a way for lemurs to intercommunicate. Lemurs are an extremely diverse group of animals, ranging from creatures not as large as your thumb to meter-long ones that enjoy spending their whole afternoons relaxing on branches under the Malagasy sun. Of course, other species also “like to move it, move it.” Now, that “Index” button is waiting for you to tap it so you can learn more about these surprising creatures..!
Enjoy this encyclopedia and welcome to Madagascar ☺
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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
This is a really great app for people who love Lemurs! I love the layout of the home screen (you can see a photo page of many of the species) and the information is very well organized and helpful.
One of the Best Apps I Own
There are good apps. Then there are great apps. And then there are apps that make you wonder how you ever got along without the app. iLemur is one of those apps. It's well made, well designed, and well intentioned. Never have I owned an app that I enjoy using as much as iLemur.
Could you go to Wikipedia to find this information? No. There are too many lemurs and too little information on there. What you need is someone like this app's creator to go out and compile this information. You can tell whoever made this put a lot of time into it.
Download this app. Right now. It's free. Frankly, it's amazing that it's free. You're lucky not to be paying for an app like this. So download it now and use it. You'll be glad you did.
Who knew there were so many kinds of lemurs!? I found this app very helpful and informative.
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