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Latest Goodman's Mouse Lemur Stories

2007-04-26 06:00:22

Steve Goodman, Madagascar's most intrepid field biologist, has nearly a dozen species of insects, animals and plants named after him. In some cases that's because his colleagues admire him. In others, it's because they plucked the creatures off him. Years ago, Goodman was sleeping in a remote cave frequented by Nubian ibexes _ a species of antelope _ in Sudan and picked up an infestation of ticks. Back in Cairo, a scientist friend handed him a vial and instructions to ease the parasites off...

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2005-08-09 18:50:00

CHICAGO -- German and Malagasy primatologists have discovered two new species of lemurs, naming one of them after Steve Goodman, a Field Museum scientist who has devoted nearly two decades to studying the animals of Madagascar. Lemurs in the wild are found only in Madagascar, one of the most important conservation hotspots on Earth. Lemurs are the last living link to ancient primates that have a common link to the primate lineage that evolved into humans. Therefore, they are extremely...


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2006-12-27 14:23:43

Goodman's Mouse Lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) is a species of mouse lemur from Andasibe in eastern Madagascar. It is thought to have diverged from other mouse lemurs in the region about 2 million years ago. The species is named in honor of primatologist Steve Goodman. The finding was presented August 10, 2005, along with the discovery of the Northern Giant Mouse Lemur Mirza zaza as a separate species. In 2005, Goodman was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Prize for his...

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