Eastern woolly lemur

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Eastern woolly lemur[1]
Avahi laniger Grandidier.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Avahi
Species: A. laniger
Binomial name
Avahi laniger
(Gmelin, 1788)
Avahi laniger range map.svg
Eastern woolly lemur range
Synonyms
  • avahi van der Hoeven, 1844
  • lanatus Wagner, 1840
  • longicaudatus E. Geoffroy, 1796
  • orientalis von Lorenz-Liburnau, 1898
Avahi laniger

The eastern woolly lemur (Avahi laniger), also known as the eastern avahi or Gmelin's woolly lemur, is a species of woolly lemur native to eastern Madagascar, where it lives in humid forests. This nocturnal[3] animal weighs 1-1.3 kg and reaches a length of 27–29 cm with a tail of 33–37 cm. Its diet consists mainly of leaves and buds.

The eastern woolly lemur lives in monogamous pairs together with their offspring.

Other lemur species that live in the same rainforests of eastern woolly lemur (Avahi laniger) are the diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) and the red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer). In southeastern rainforests, sympatric lemur species of A. meridionalis are the brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), the greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), the fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) and the collared brown lemur (Eulemur collaris) in Sainte Luce Forest,[4] and the southern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur meridionalis) in Mandena Forest.[5]

The Skull

References[edit]

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  3. ^ The Primata
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