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2008-02-25 16:45:00

After swabbing the cheeks of more than 200 lemurs and related primates to collect their DNA, researchers at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP) and Duke Lemur Center now have a much clearer picture of their evolutionary family tree.Found in nature only on the island nation of Madagascar, off Africa's southeastern coast, lemurs and their close relatives the lorises represent the sister lineage to all other primates. And that makes lemurs key to understanding what...


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Sanford's Brown Lemur, Eulemur sanfordi
2012-08-02 20:40:16

Sanford’s brown lemur (Eulemur sanfordi), also known as Sanford’s lemur, is native to the island of Madagascar. Its range extends from Antsiranana to Ampanakana. There are populations located in several forests including Analamerana and Ankarana, a fragmented population in Daraina. Although its southern range stops at the Manambato River, hybrids of the white-fronted brown lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur occur between Sambava and Vohemar. Preferred habitats include montane, arid...

Greater Bamboo Lemur, Prolemur simus
2012-06-11 12:05:42

The greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the broad-nosed gentle lemur and the broad-nosed bamboo lemur. It has a small range in southwestern Madagascar, although it is thought that its range was much larger in the past.  Andringitra National Park and Ranomafana Nation Park are included in its range. The greater bamboo lemur is the largest bamboo lemur weighing an average of 5.5 pounds. It has a body length that...

Red Lemur, Eulemur rufus
2012-06-11 11:54:19

The red lemur (Eulemur rufus) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the northern red-fronted lemur and the rufous brown lemur. Its southwestern range extends from the Betsiboka River in the north to the Tsiribihina River in the south. It prefers a habitat within arid deciduous forests. In 2008, the red lemur and the red-fronted lemur were separated, creating two distinct species. The red lemur makes up the population northwestern Madagascar, while the...

Red-fronted Lemur, Eulemur rufifrons
2012-06-11 11:50:47

The red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) is also known as the southern red-fronted brown lemur or the red-fronted brown lemur. It is native only to the island of Madagascar.  The red-fronted lemur’s range includes the western coast and eastern Madagascar. Its western range extends from the Tsiribihina River in the north to the Fiheranana River in the south. Its eastern range extends from the Mangoro and Onive Rivers to the Andringitra Massif. The red-fronted lemur was not considered a...

Eastern Lesser bamboo Lemur, Hapalemur griseusis
2012-06-08 13:52:42

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseusis) also known as the Gray Gentle Lemur and the Gray Bamboo Lemur. It is native only to the island of Madagascar and has three recognized subspecies. As a member of the Hapalemur genus, the eastern lesser bamboo lemur has better hand-eye coordination and dexterity than most lemurs. It remains in an upright position while leaping from tree to tree, as is common in lemur species. It is typically grey in color, and will sometimes display a red...

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