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Claire's Mouse Lemur[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. mamiratra
Binomial name
Microcebus mamiratra
Andriantompohavana et al., 2006
Synonyms

M. lokobensis

Claire's Mouse Lemur (Microcebus mamiratra) is a newly described species of lemur from the genus of the mouse lemurs (Microcebus). It lives on the island Nosy Bé in the Antsiranana province of Madagascar, and on the mainland near the village of Manehoka, including Lokobe Reserve.[3] The scientific type name, mamiratra, comes from Malagasy and means "clear and bright"; this refers the Theodore F. and Claire M. Hubbard Family Foundation, which has contributed to genetic research on Madagascar. This species is closely related to another new species, "M. species nova # 5"; which is related to the Sambirano Mouse Lemur, Microcebus sambiranensis, and the Northern Rufous Mouse Lemur, Microcebus tavaratra.[4]

This lemur is, with a weight of 60 g, average for its genus. The fur of the upper part is reddish-brown and becomes darker in the middle of the back. The tail is also reddish-brown, but the underbelly is white or creamy.[4] It has a total length of 26 to 28 centimeters, including 15 to 17 centemeters of tail.[3]

References

  1. ^ Mittermeier, R., Ganzhorn, J., Konstant, W., Glander, K., Tattersall, I., Groves, C., Rylands, A., Hapke, A., Ratsimbazafy, J., Mayor, M., Louis, E., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C. & Rasoloarison, R. (December 2008). "Lemur Diversity in Madagascar". International Journal of Primatology 29 (6): 1607–1656. doi:10.1007/s10764-008-9317-y.  
  2. ^ Hoffmann, M. (2008). Microcebus mamiratra. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 1 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. p. 98–99.  
  4. ^ a b Andriantompohavana, R., Zaonarivelo, J.R., Engberg, S.E., Randriamampionona, R., McGuire, S.M., Shore, G.D., Rakotonomenjanahary, R., Brenneman, R.A. & Louis, E.E., Jr. (2006). "Mouse Lemurs of Northeastern Madagascar with a Description of a New Species at Lokobe Special Reserve" (PDF). Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 259: i+1–24. http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/publications/opapers/ops/OP259.pdf.  
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Lokobe Mouse Lemur
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. lokobensis
Binomial name
Microcebus lokobensis

The Lokobe Mouse Lemur (Microcebus lokobensis) is a species of mouse lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is only known from humid forest on the island of Nosy Be and on the mainland near the village of Manehoka, including Lokobe Reserve.[1] The type locality is the Lokobe Reserve, with the same type location as Claire's Mouse Lemur.[1] It is a reddish mouse lemur with a total length of 26 to 28 centimeters, including 15 to 17 centemeters of tail.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. p. 98-99. 

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