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Scientists Describe The Lavasoa Dwarf Lemur As A New Primate Species Native Of Madagascar
2013-07-29 10:10:24

AlphaGalileo Foundation The island of Madagascar harbors a unique biodiversity that evolved due to its long-lasting isolation from other land masses. Numerous plant and animal species are found solely on Madagascar. Lemurs, a subgroup of primates, are among the most prominent representatives of the island's unique fauna. They are found almost exclusively on Madagascar. The only exceptions are two species of the genus Eulemur that also live on the Comoros Islands, where they probably have...

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2008-05-17 01:10:00

Smaller primates expend no more energy climbing than they do walking, Duke University researchers have found. This surprising discovery may explain the evolutionary edge that encouraged the tiny ancestors of modern humans, apes and monkeys to climb into the trees about 65 million years ago and stay there. The researchers compared the energy consumed by five different primate species while negotiating vertical and horizontal treadmills. Their work appears in the May 16 issue of the journal...

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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...


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Sanford's Brown Lemur, Eulemur sanfordi
2012-08-02 20:40:16

Sanford’s brown lemur (Eulemur sanfordi), also known as Sanford’s lemur, is native to the island of Madagascar. Its range extends from Antsiranana to Ampanakana. There are populations located in several forests including Analamerana and Ankarana, a fragmented population in Daraina. Although its southern range stops at the Manambato River, hybrids of the white-fronted brown lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur occur between Sambava and Vohemar. Preferred habitats include montane, arid...

Red Lemur, Eulemur rufus
2012-06-11 11:54:19

The red lemur (Eulemur rufus) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the northern red-fronted lemur and the rufous brown lemur. Its southwestern range extends from the Betsiboka River in the north to the Tsiribihina River in the south. It prefers a habitat within arid deciduous forests. In 2008, the red lemur and the red-fronted lemur were separated, creating two distinct species. The red lemur makes up the population northwestern Madagascar, while the...

Red-fronted Lemur, Eulemur rufifrons
2012-06-11 11:50:47

The red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) is also known as the southern red-fronted brown lemur or the red-fronted brown lemur. It is native only to the island of Madagascar.  The red-fronted lemur’s range includes the western coast and eastern Madagascar. Its western range extends from the Tsiribihina River in the north to the Fiheranana River in the south. Its eastern range extends from the Mangoro and Onive Rivers to the Andringitra Massif. The red-fronted lemur was not considered a...

Blue-Eyed Black Lemur, Eulemur flavifrons
2012-06-08 13:49:15

The blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), also known as Sclater's lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. The range of this lemur stretches from the northern Andranomalaza River to the Maevarano River on the south. It prefers to inhabit moist and arid forests, as well as primary and secondary forests. It can be seen in these types of forests south of Maromandia, near Antsiranana and Antananarivo, as well as in the remaining patches of the Ankarafa forest on the Sahamalaza...

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 Andohahela National Park. The collared brown lemur is one of 12 species of “true lemurs” and until...

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