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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.
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.
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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