Crowned sifaka

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Crowned sifaka
Propithecus coronatus 2.jpg
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Propithecus
Species: P. coronatus
Binomial name
Propithecus coronatus
Milne-Edwards, 1871[3]
Propithecus coronatus range map.svg
Distribution of P. coronatus[1]

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is a sifaka endemic to Madagascar. It has a length of 87 to 102 centimeters, of which 47-57 centimeters are tail.[4] The crowned sifaka lives in western Madagascar.[4] It lives in dry deciduous forest.[4]

Propithecus coronatus

Its pelage is mostly creamy white, with head, neck and throat dark brown.[4] Group size is between 2 and 8 individuals.[4]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N. et al. (2014). "Propithecus coronatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. pp. 197–198.