Ahmanson's sportive lemur

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Ahmanson's sportive lemur
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lepilemuridae
Genus: Lepilemur
Species: L. ahmansonorum
Binomial name
Lepilemur ahmansonorum
Louis et al.., 2006[3]
Map of Madagascar showing highlighted range covering a small area in the northwestern part of the island
Distribution of L. ahmansonorum[1]

Ahmanson's sportive lemur (Lepilemur ahmansonorum), or the Tsiombikibo sportive lemur, is a sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is a relatively small sportive lemur with a total length of about 47 to 54 centimeters, of which 23-25 centimeters are tail.[4] Wright's sportive lemur is found in western Madagascar, living in dry forests .[4]

The species was originally named L. ahmansoni, but the name was found to be incorrectly formed and was corrected to L. ahmansonorum in 2009.[5]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Lepilemur ahmansonorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Louis Jr., E.E.; Engberg, S.E.; Lei, R.; Geng, H.; Sommer, J.A.; Ramaromilanto, R.; Randriamanana, J.C.; Zaonarivelo, J.R.; Andriantompohavana, R.; Randria, G.; Prosper; Ramaromilanto, B.; Rakotoarisoa, G.; Rooney, A.; Brenneman, R.A. (2006). "Molecular and morphological analyses of the sportive lemurs (Family Megaladapidae: Genus Lepilemur) reveals 11 previously unrecognized species" (PDF). Texas Tech University Special Publications (49): 1–49. 
  4. ^ a b Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. p. 131. 
  5. ^ Hoffman, M.; Grubb, P.; Groves, C.P.; Hutterer, R.; Van der Straeten, E.; Simmons, N.; Bergmans, W. (2009). "A synthesis of African and western Indian Ocean Island mammal taxa (Class: Mammalia) described between 1988 and 2008: an update to Allen (1939) and Ansell (1989)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2205: 1–36.