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Greater Dwarf Lemur Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow...

Coquerels Giant Mouse Lemur Mirza coquereli
2012-07-31 15:21:12

Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur (Mirza coquereli) is native to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the southern giant mouse lemur and Coquerel's dwarf lemur. It prefers a habitat within arid, deciduous forests within its range. It derives its common name from Charles Coquerel, a French entomologist. Until 2005, when the northern giant mouse lemur was placed in the Mirza...

Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur Cheirogaleus medius
2012-07-31 15:13:20

The fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) is one of the smallest living primates in the world, and is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the western fat-tailed dwarf lemur, the spiny forest dwarf lemur, and the lesser dwarf lemur. During the years of 2000 to 2009, one population of lemurs, known as southern fat-tailed dwarf lemur, was thought to be...

Gerps Mouse Lemure Microcebus gerpi
2012-06-04 20:28:58

Gerp’s Mouse Lemur (Microcebus gerpi) can only be found near Mantadia National Park in the Sahafina forest of eastern Madagascar. A German and Malagasy research team publicized its discovery in 2012. The Sahafina forest was not researched until 2008, when Groupe d'Étude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar(GERP), a Malagasy-based research and preservation group from which the...

Brown Mouse Lemur Microcebus rufus
2012-05-30 16:29:49

The brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus) is a small primate, and as with all lemur species, is found solely on the island of Madagascar. Other common names include the eastern rufous mouse lemur, russet mouse lemur, red mouse lemur, and the rufous mouse lemur. It was originally thought to be a subspecies of the grey mouse lemur until it was listed as its own species in 1977. The fur of this...

Eastern Fork-marked Lemur
2007-10-22 16:02:08

The Eastern Fork-marked Lemur (Phaner furcifer), is found in the coastal forests of northern and western Madagascar. Its diet consists mainly of the gum of trees in temperate deciduous forests. It has become specialized for harvesting this substance. It has a dental comb-like filling that is used to scrape the gum that oozes out of holes in the tree's surface. The structure consists of a row of...

Pygmy Mouse Lemur Peters Mouse Lemur
2007-06-25 09:31:56

The Pygmy Mouse Lemur, Microcebus myoxinus, also known as Peters' Mouse Lemur, is the smallest primate in the world. Its small size and nocturnal nature made it difficult to locate for over a century, and was rediscovered in the Kirindy forest in western Madagascar in 1993. They are believed to inhabit other parts of the island, but so far have only been discovered in a localized area. It lives...

Gray Mouse Lemur Microcebus murinus
2007-06-25 09:30:38

The Gray Mouse Lemur, Microcebus murinus, is a mouse lemur species in the genus Microcebus. Its range is in the damp woodlands of the west, south, and southwest coasts of Madagascar including much of the Madagascar dry deciduous forests. The Gray mouse Lemur is one of the smallest primates measuring only 4 to 5.5 inches tall with a 4 to 6 inch tail. It weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 ounces. Its...

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