Betsileo woolly lemur

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Betsileo woolly lemur
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Avahi
Species: A. betsileo
Binomial name
Avahi betsileo
Andriantompohavana et al., 2007[3]
Avahi betsileo range map.svg
Distribution of A. betsileo[1]

The Betsileo woolly lemur or Betsileo avahi (Avahi betsileo) is a species of woolly lemur native to southeastern Madagascar, in the District of Fandriana.[3] It weighs about 1 kg.[3] The pelage differs significantly from other southeastern woolly lemurs in that it is primarily light reddish brown on most of the body and grey under the jaw and on the extremities.[3] The pelage is thicker on the head than other eastern woolly lemurs.[3]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Avahi betsileo". 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. ^ a b c d e Andriantompohavana, R.; Lei, R.; Zaonarivelo, J. R.; Engberg, S. E.; Nalanirina, G.; McGuire, S. M.; Shore, G. D.; Andrianasolo, J.; Herrington, K.; Brenneman, R. A. & Louis, E. E. Jr (2007). "Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the woolly lemurs, Genus Avahi (Primates: Lemuriformes)" (PDF). Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University. 51: 44–46.