Von der Decken's sifaka

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Von der Decken's sifaka
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CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Propithecus
Species: P. deckenii
Binomial name
Propithecus deckenii
A. Grandidier, 1867[3]
Propithecus deckenii range map.svg
Distribution of P. deckenii[1]

Von der Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) is a sifaka endemic to Madagascar. It has a length of 92 to 107 centimeters, of which 42-48 centimeters are tail.[4] Von der Decken's Sifaka lives in western Madagascar.[4] It lives in dry deciduous forest.[4]

Its pelage is usually creamy white, with tinges of yellow-gold, silver grey or pale brown on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs. The face is entirely black.[4] Group size is between 2 and 10 individuals, with groups of 3 to 6 most common.[4]

The IUCN lists its status as endangered, and it is listed in CITES Appendix I.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Propithecus deckenii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  2. ^ a b "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. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. pp. 196–197.