MONSTERS ARE REAL. LORISES ARE TOXIC.

New Venomous Primate Species Discovered In Borneo

It's one of very few venomous mammals and even fewer venomous primates; it has a poison gland on its elbow which it licks to mix with its saliva, giving it a venomous bite.

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8 Responses:

  1. Big says:

    I'm kinda surprised that isn't here in Australia…

  2. klemo says:

    It turns out that lorises are actually both poisonous and venomous: Great moments in pedantry: Poisonous vs. Venomous. Toxic!

  3. nooj says:

    I want to be able to lick my own elbow! Some primates have all the fun.

  4. bq Mackintosh says:

    A comment on the previously link:

    How can anyone refute evolution when they see the insane process this thing goes through? No designer, no matter how drunk or stoned, could come up with this on purpose.

    It's perfectly reasonable to assume that the monotreme is a leftover portfolio piece from when God was a freelancer and had no choice but to prioritize getting features out to the door over expendables like this makes any fucking sense whatsoever. I'm a staunch evolutionist but really, if you assume that the Intelligent Designer was accompanied by a Bonus-Driven Product Manager, a lot more of nature starts to make sense.

  5. Boxcat says:

    Can't comment on the previously post, so I'll just leave this here:

    ECHINDA LOVE TRAIN are obviously just a second-rate Dingos Ate My Baby cover band.