Goodman's mouse lemur

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Goodman's mouse lemur
Conservation status
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. lehilahytsara
Binomial name
Microcebus lehilahytsara
Roos & Kappeler, 2005[3]
Microcebus lehilahytsara range map.svg
Distribution of M. lehilahytsara[1]

Goodman's mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) is a species of mouse lemur from the region near Andasibe in eastern Madagascar.[1] It is thought to have diverged from other mouse lemurs in the region about 2 million years ago.[citation needed]

The species is named in honor of primatologist Steven M. Goodman. "Lehilahytsara" is a combination of the Malagasy words which mean "good" and "man". The finding was presented August 10, 2005, along with the discovery of the northern giant mouse lemur (Mirza zaza) as a separate species.[citation needed]

In 2005, Goodman was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for his discovery and further research in Madagascar.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Andriaholinirina, N. et al. (2014). "Microcebus lehilahytsara". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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