Goodman's mouse lemur
|Goodman's mouse lemur|
Roos and Kappeler, 2005
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Goodman's mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) is a species of mouse lemur from Andasibe in eastern Madagascar. It is thought to have diverged from other mouse lemurs in the region about 2 million years ago.
The species is named in honor of primatologist Steven 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.
In 2005, Goodman was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for his discovery and further research in Madagascar.
- 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.
- Roos, C., Kappeler, P. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Microcebus lehilahytsara. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
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