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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...

White-headed Lemur Eulemur albifrons
2012-06-07 15:55:16

The white-headed lemur (Eulemur albifrons) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the white-fronted brown lemur, white-fronted lemur, and white-headed brown lemur. It has a small range, appearing only in northeastern Madagascar, preferring damp montane and lowland rainforests. The white-headed lemur, like other lemurs, is adapted to an arboreal (tree...

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...

Gerps 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...

Von der Deckens Sifaka Propithecus deckenii
2012-05-30 16:37:35

Von der Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) is a type of lemur that is native only to the Island of Madagascar. It prefers habitats within arid, deciduous forests.  This sifaka has an average body length of 3.5 feet, of which the tail comprises 1.3 to 1.5 feet. Typically, the fur is white in color with hues of yellowish gold, silvery grey, or light brown on the back, limbs, neck, and...

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...

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...

Golden Bamboo Lemur
2006-12-27 14:49:16

The golden bamboo lemur or golden lemur (Hapalemur aureus) is a medium sized bamboo lemur endemic to southeastern Madagascar. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss. The population is declining with only about 1000 individuals. As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses. It feeds especially on the Giant Bamboo. The Golden Bamboo Lemur is...

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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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