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Kayan Slow Loris
Range Central and northern Borneo
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Lorisidae
Genus Nycticebus
Species Nycticebus kayan

The Kayan slow loris, (Nycticebus kayan), is a new species of slow loris that is native to the northern and central highland region of the island of Borneo. The species was originally thought to be a part of the Bornean slow loris population until 2013, when a study of museum specimens and photographs identified distinct facial markings, which helped to differentiate it. It is distinguished by the high contrast of its black and white facial features, as well as the shape and width of the stripes of its facial markings.