ⓘ Nycticebus bancanus

                                     

ⓘ Nycticebus bancanus

The Bangka slow loris is a strepsirrhine primate and a species of slow loris that is native to southwestern Borneo and the island of Bangka. Originally considered a subspecies or synonym of the Bornean slow loris, it was promoted to full species status in 2013 when a study of museum specimens and photographs identified distinct facial markings, which helped to differentiate it as a separate species. It is distinguished by the crimson red fur on its back, light-colored facial features, as well as the shape and width of the stripes of its facial markings.

As in other slow Lori, this is a wood and nocturnal species mainly eats insects, eucalyptus, nectar, fruit and a toxic bite, a unique feature among primates. Although not evaluated by the international Union for conservation of nature IUCN, it is likely to be listed as "vulnerable" or placed in a higher risk category when its conservation status is evaluated. It is primarily threatened by habitat loss and the illegal wildlife trade.