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Past Influences On Biodiversity In Madagascar
2012-07-25 10:35:30

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences focused on identifying pre-human causes of pressures that threaten endangered species.

Madagascar Lemurs Threatened With Extinction
2012-07-13 09:14:08

More than a hundred species of lemur are found on Madagascar, a small island in the Indian Ocean just southeast of the African mainland, and a new study suggests that many of these social primates are on their way out.

Extinctions Drive Ongoing 'Ecological Retreat' By Surviving Species
2012-05-26 04:51:51

A new study on the extinctions of species suggests that the disappearance of one species does not necessarily allow remaining competitor species to thrive by filling in the vacuum.

Image 1 - Scratching The Surface Of Social Interaction
2012-03-26 02:28:28

It can be difficult to uncover the behavior of small, shy, nocturnal primates like the brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), especially in the dense rainforests of Madagascar where this lemur lives.

Philippine Tarsier Has Bat-Like Pitch
2012-02-08 10:19:09

One of the world’s smallest primates, the Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), has the world’s highest pitched vocalization of any primate ever documented, according to a study published Wednesday.

2012-01-12 10:11:25

Celebrities are channeling a distant relative with what Harper’s Bazaar describes as the latest trend in nail fashion for 2012: claws. But this may not be the first time primates traded their nails for claws.

Madagascar Wildlife Facing Threat Of Illegal Hunting
2011-12-16 05:48:26

Researchers have found that illegal hunting of protected species in Madagascar could cause an urgent threat to the country's globally important biodiversity.

2011-08-16 15:20:06

From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga’s sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.


Latest Prosimians Reference Libraries

Randrianasolo's 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 an average body length of up to 1.8 feet, including the tail. Because this lemur has only recently...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

Aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis
2012-08-03 15:38:35

The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a species of lemur that is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species is the only remaining member in the Daubentonia genus. Its range is slightly fragmented in some areas. It derives its scientific name from Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, a French naturalist, and from the island on which it was first discovered. Aye-ayes prefer a habitat within deciduous forests or rainforests, with most occurring in rainforests, but can inhabit...

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 tail length of between ten to twelve inches. Groups of this species are small, consisting of a...

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