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Behavioral Ecologists Have Described Baseline Of Primate Social Complexity
2013-11-18 10:03:35

German Primate Center During a one-year field study in Southern Madagascar the two researchers discovered that nocturnal white-footed sportive lemurs (Lepilemur leucopus) share a common territory with a pair partner of the opposite sex. This result clarified conflicting earlier reports on the social organization of this species. The study of the DPZ researchers also revealed a specific type of relationship model that has not yet been described for other pair-living species. Although males...

Birds Help Solitary Lemurs Avoid Danger
2013-07-06 05:16:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Madagascan Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is an endangered species that scientists know very little about. A new study, led by the University of Bristol reveals that the sportive lemur uses the alarm calls of birds and other lemurs to warn it of the presence of predators, the first time this behavior has been observed in a nocturnal and solitary lemur species. Prior to this study, scientists knew that the...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to the conservation group International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as many as 90 percent of the 103 species of lemur found on Madagascar should be listed on the Red List of Threatened...

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2008-02-25 16:45:00

After swabbing the cheeks of more than 200 lemurs and related primates to collect their DNA, researchers at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP) and Duke Lemur Center now have a much clearer picture of their evolutionary family tree.Found in nature only on the island nation of Madagascar, off Africa's southeastern coast, lemurs and their close relatives the lorises represent the sister lineage to all other primates. And that makes lemurs key to understanding what...

2005-06-06 22:56:57

New Haven, Conn.--Yale biologists have managed to extract and analyze DNA from giant, extinct lemurs, according to a Yale study published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Radiocarbon dating of the bones and teeth from which the DNA was obtained reveal that each of the individuals analyzed died well over 1,000 years ago, according to the senior author, Anne Yoder, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Living lemurs...


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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...

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...

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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.