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Randrianasolos Sportive Lemur Lepilemur randrianasoloi
2012-08-08 09:32:17

Randrianasolo's sportive lemur (Lepilemur randrianasoloi) is also known as Bemaraha sportive lemur, and is native to western areas of Madagascar. The full extent of its range is not yet known, because this species is one of fifteen described in 2006, so more research is needed to define the boundaries of its range. It occurs in dry deciduous forests. Randrianasolo's sportive lemur can reach...

Weasel Sportive Lemur Lepilemur mustelinus
2012-08-02 20:43:55

The weasel sportive lemur (Lepilemur mustelinus) is native to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the weasel lemur, the greater weasel lemur, and the greater sportive lemur. It prefers a habitat within rainforests or tropical rainforests. Its fur is red-brown on the back and grey-brown on the underbelly. It can reach an average body length of up to fourteen inches with a...

Sanfords 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...

Small-toothed Sportive Lemur Lepilemur microdon
2012-06-14 17:15:27

The small-toothed sportive lemur (Lepilemur microdon) is also known as the small-toothed weasel lemur, and is native only to the island of Madagascar. It range extends from the Ranomafana National Park to Andringitra National Park in the southwest. It is thought that the Manampatrana River marks the southern border of this range, and that the Namorona River marks the north. It is thought that...

Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur Hapalemur alaotrensis
2012-06-11 11:59:38

The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the Alaotran bamboo lemur, Alaotran gentle lemur, and the Lac Alaotra gentle lemur, and its local name is the bandro. It lives in a small range comprised of the area in and around the reed beds of Lac Alaotra in northeast Madagascar. The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur is...

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...

Blue-Eyed Black Lemur Eulemur flavifrons
2012-06-08 13:49:15

The blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), also known as Sclater's lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. The range of this lemur stretches from the northern Andranomalaza River to the Maevarano River on the south. It prefers to inhabit moist and arid forests, as well as primary and secondary forests. It can be seen in these types of forests south of Maromandia, near...

Common Brown Lemur Eulemur fulvus
2012-06-08 10:31:35

The common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), also known as the brown lemur, occurs natively in Madagascar. Though there is a population on Mayotte, it is thought that humans introduced these lemurs there. Its Madagascar Range extends north from the Betsiboka River, and its eastern range stretches between the Mangoro River and Tsaratanana. These areas are connected by inland Madagascar. There are...

Red-tailed Sportive Lemur
2006-12-27 14:50:52

The red-tailed sportive lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus) is, like all lemurs, native to Madagascar. It is a nocturnal species feeding largely on leaves. They also eat some fruit. Individuals weigh around 28.21 ounces (800 grams), and there is little sexual dimorphism. Both members of the pair use the same home range, and there is little overlap between the home ranges of neighboring pairs. Travel...

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur
2006-12-27 14:47:26

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also known as the gray bamboo lemur and the gray gentle lemur, is a small lemur endemic to Madagascar. The eastern lesser bamboo lemur feeds mainly on bamboo. The lemurs of the Hapalemur genus have more manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination than most lemurs. They are vertical climbers and jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests....

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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