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MacArthur's Mouse Lemur[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. macarthurii
Binomial name
Microcebus macarthurii
Radespiel et al., 2008

MacArthur's Mouse Lemur (Microcebus macarthurii) is a species of mouse lemur known only from an Inter-River-System in the eastern Makira Natural Park in Madagascar.[2]

The species is named in honor of the founder of the MacArthur Foundation, which financed the studies that included the discovery of this species.[2]


  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. ^ a b Radespiel, Ute, et al. (2008). "Exceptional diversity of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in the Makira region with the description of one new species". American Journal of Primatology Forthcoming: 1033. doi:10.1002/ajp.20592.  

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