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Personality Test For Lemurs
2013-06-19 05:20:58

Pet owners have known for a long time that each pet has its own, unique personality. It’s only in the last 10 years, however, that the study of animal personality has started to gain ground with behavioral ecologists.

Two New Lemur Species Found In Madagascar, Already Endangered
2013-03-27 11:47:01

On the African island of Madagascar, scientists recently used a DNA analysis to identify two new species of nearly identical mouse lemurs, both of which are already considered endangered.

Paternal Voice Recognition Study Provides Hints Of Social Evolution
2012-11-30 13:18:59

New research for the first time shows paternal voice recognition in a not-so-social animal that may provide insight into early primates from which humans evolved.

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2005-08-09 18:50:00

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.


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Coquerel's Giant Mouse Lemur, Mirza coquereli
2012-07-31 15:21:12

Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur (Mirza coquereli) is native to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the southern giant mouse lemur and Coquerel's dwarf lemur. It prefers a habitat within arid, deciduous forests within its range. It derives its common name from Charles Coquerel, a French entomologist. Until 2005, when the northern giant mouse lemur was placed in the Mirza genus, Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur was the only member in its genus. Unlike most mouse lemurs,...

Gerp’s Mouse Lemure, Microcebus gerpi
2012-06-04 20:28:58

Gerp’s Mouse Lemur (Microcebus gerpi) can only be found near Mantadia National Park in the Sahafina forest of eastern Madagascar. A German and Malagasy research team publicized its discovery in 2012. The Sahafina forest was not researched until 2008, when Groupe d'Étude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar(GERP), a Malagasy-based research and preservation group from which the lemur’s name derives, preformed a study and “inventory” of all the lemurs in the forest. The...

Brown Mouse Lemur, Microcebus rufus
2012-05-30 16:29:49

The brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus) is a small primate, and as with all lemur species, is found solely on the island of Madagascar. Other common names include the eastern rufous mouse lemur, russet mouse lemur, red mouse lemur, and the rufous mouse lemur. It was originally thought to be a subspecies of the grey mouse lemur until it was listed as its own species in 1977. The fur of this lemur is reddish brown on the back, and greyish-white on the underbelly. It is nocturnal, and...

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2007-06-25 09:31:56

The Pygmy Mouse Lemur, Microcebus myoxinus, also known as Peters' Mouse Lemur, is the smallest primate in the world. Its small size and nocturnal nature made it difficult to locate for over a century, and was rediscovered in the Kirindy forest in western Madagascar in 1993. They are believed to inhabit other parts of the island, but so far have only been discovered in a localized area. It lives in dry deciduous forests. The smallest of all mouse lemurs, the Pygmy Mouse Lemur measures only...

Gray Mouse Lemur, Microcebus murinus
2007-06-25 09:30:38

The Gray Mouse Lemur, Microcebus murinus, is a mouse lemur species in the genus Microcebus. Its range is in the damp woodlands of the west, south, and southwest coasts of Madagascar including much of the Madagascar dry deciduous forests. The Gray mouse Lemur is one of the smallest primates measuring only 4 to 5.5 inches tall with a 4 to 6 inch tail. It weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 ounces. Its dorsal fur is gray with various reddish tones and its ventral fur is white. The life span is about...

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