Training Dwarf Lemurs for the Silver Screen

I was lucky to catch a preview screening of the upcoming IMAX movie, Island of Lemurs, a few weeks back. (See also True Facts about Morgan Freeman, the narrator.) Some dwarf lemurs (genus Cheirogaleus) played the role of the first primates to reach Madagascar. Check out this video of how the keepers at Duke Lemur Center got them ready for their debut:

OMICS and Evoluationary Biology

I’ve written before about the OMICS Group, a “predatory Open Access publisher” (according to an article published in their Journal of Primatology.) So I was a bit tickled to see that the Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology spelled “evolutionary” wrong in their email subject line.