Sambirano mouse lemur

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Sambirano mouse lemur[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. sambiranensis
Binomial name
Microcebus sambiranensis
Rasoloarison et al., 2000
Microcebus sambiranensis range map.svg
Sambirano mouse lemur range

The Sambirano mouse lemur (Microcebus sambiranensis) is a small, recently discovered primate, and like the other mouse lemurs can only be found on the island of Madagascar. The dorsal side is both cinnamon and rufous-cinnamon, and is grey ventrally. It has vibrissae that are dark in color.

The species was discovered in northwestern Madagascar, in the Ankarana Special Reserve, after completing a survey of the area. It was named as a separate species at the same time as the Madame Berthe's mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae) and northern rufous mouse lemur (Microcebus tavaratra).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 113. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
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