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2005-08-09 18:50:00

CHICAGO -- 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. Lemurs in the wild are found only in Madagascar, one of the most important conservation hotspots on Earth. Lemurs are the last living link to ancient primates that have a common link to the primate lineage that evolved into humans. Therefore, they are extremely...


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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 James' sportive lemur replaces the small-toothed sportive lemur in its far southern range. It prefers...

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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 distances each night are between 109.36 yards (100 m) and .62 miles (1 km). This is a relatively...

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2006-12-27 14:23:43

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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