nocturnal lemur with lengthy bony hands and rodent-like incisor teeth closely regarding the lemurs
- one nocturnal quadruped, allied towards lemurs, present in Madagascar (Cheiromys Madagascariensis), remarkable for the lengthy hands, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.
aye-aye [Daubentonia madagascariensis]
(letter.) One nocturnal quadruped, allied toward lemurs, present in Madagascar (Cheiromys Madagascariensis), remarkable because of its lengthy fingers, razor-sharp fingernails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.
The aye-aye was discovered by Pierre Sonnerat in 1780, the specimen brought to Paris by that traveller being the only one known until 1860.