Jolly's mouse lemur

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Jolly's mouse lemur[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. jollyae
Binomial name
Microcebus jollyae
Louis et al., 2006
Jolly's mouse lemur range

Jolly's mouse lemur (Microcebus jollyae) is a species of mouse lemur from Mananjary and Kianjavato in Madagascar.

The species is named in honor of primatologist Alison Jolly.

Jolly's mouse lemur is uniformly reddish-brown with a small white patch on the snout and a completely gray belly.

The finding was announced June 21, 2006 at the Conservation International Global Symposium in Antananarivo, Madagascar, along with the discovery of Mittermeier's mouse lemur Microcebus mittermeieri and Simmons' mouse lemur Microcebus simmonsi as separate species.[3] These new species were also officially announced in a paper in the International Journal of Primatology.[4]


  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 jollyae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
  3. ^ Three new lemurs take a bow in Madagascar - Reuters News Release
  4. ^ Edward E. Louis, Melissa S. Coles, Rambinintsoa Andriantompohavana, Julie A. Sommer, Shannon E. Engberg, John R. Zaonarivelo, Mireya I. Mayor, Rick A. Brenneman (2006). "Revision of the Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus) of Eastern Madagascar". International Journal of Primatology 27 (2): 347–389. doi:10.1007/s10764-006-9036-1. 

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