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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...

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,...

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...

Collared Brown Lemur Eulemur collaris
2012-06-08 13:44:06

The collared brown lemur (Eulemur collaris) is native to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the red-collared lemur and the red-collared brown lemur.  It can be found in the western forests of Kalambatritra and its northern range extends from the Mananara River to in the south. It can also be found on the Saint Luce Private Reserve, the Mandena Conservation Zone, and in...

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...

Golden Crowned Sifaka Propithecus tattersalli
2012-06-07 12:10:18

The golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli), also known as Tattersall’s sifaka, can only be found on the island of Madagascar. Within its range, it is known by natives as ankomba malandy, or akomba malandy, which means “white lemur”. Its range is small, comprising only 44 fragmented forest areas that surround the town of Daraina. The borders of this range include the Manambato...

Diademed Sifaka Propithecus diadema
2012-06-05 10:46:49

The diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) is also commonly called the diademed simpona. It is one of the many endangered species of lemur and is native only to the island of Madagascar. It is thought that this large sifaka hold one of the largest ranges of all sifakas, although a conclusive study has not been conducted. It prefers habitats at altitudes between 656 and 2,624 feet within lowland...

Coquerels Sifaka Propithecus coquereli
2012-06-05 10:29:37

Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is native only to the island of Madagascar. It can only be found in habitats that are at an altitude of less than 300 feet in arid deciduous forests. These areas include coastal forests and it mainly resides east and north of the Betsiboka River. Its range extends south to Ambato-Boéni. As is typical with all lemurs, Coquerel's sifaka is a tree...

Silky Sifaka Propithecus candidus
2012-06-05 10:11:49

The silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus), also known as silky simpona, is a large lemur that is native only to the island of Madagascar. This lemur is one of the rarest creatures on earth, because it is so endangered and because of its small range. It is one of only nine sifaka species of lemur, and was previously thought to have been a subspecies of the diademed sifaka until 2007. Its range...

Indri Indri indri
2012-06-04 20:38:31

The indri (Indri indri) is also commonly known as the babakoto. It is related to the sifakas, and as with all lemurs, is native to the island of Madagascar. The range of this lemur begins along the eastern shores of Madagascar, from the Réserve Spéciale d’Anjanaharibe-Sud south to the Mangoro River. However, its range does not extend through the Marojejy National Park or the Masoala...

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