Grewcock's sportive lemur

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Grewcock's sportive lemur
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lepilemuridae
Genus: Lepilemur
L. grewcockorum
Binomial name
Lepilemur grewcockorum
Louis et al.., 2006[3]
Lepilemur grewcockorum range map.svg
Distribution of L. grewcockorum[1]

L. manasamody Craul et al., 2007

Grewcock's sportive lemur (Lepilemur grewcockorum), or the Anjiamangirana sportive lemur, is a sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is a medium-sized sportive lemurs with a total length of about 55 to 63 cm (22 to 25 in), of which 26–30 cm (10–12 in) are tail.[4] Grewcock's sportive lemur is found in northwestern Madagascar, living in dry deciduous forests.[4]

Originally named L. grewcocki, the name was found to be incorrectly formed and was corrected to L. grewcockorum in 2009.[5]

It was also found to be synonymous with the Manasamody sportive lemur (Lepilemur manasamody),[5][6] known for its primarily grey-brown coloration and known only from Ambongabe and Anjiamangirana I (between the Sofia River in the south and the Maevarano River in the north).[7] The decision was made because the sampling sites were within 2 km (1.2 mi) of each other, and no geographic barrier could be identified.[5]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Lepilemur grewcockorum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T136771A16122971. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T136771A16122971.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  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. 128.
  5. ^ a b c 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.
  6. ^ Mittermeier, R.A.; Louis, E.E.; Richardson, M.; Schwitzer, C.; et al. (2010). Lemurs of Madagascar. Illustrated by S.D. Nash (3rd ed.). Conservation International. p. 232. ISBN 978-1-934151-23-5. OCLC 670545286.
  7. ^ Mathias Craul; Elke Zimmermann; Solofo Rasoloharijaona; Blanchard Randrianambinina; Ute Radespiel (2007-05-31). "Unexpected species diversity of Malagasy primates (Lepilemur spp.) in the same biogeographical zone: a morphological and molecular approach with the description of two new species". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 7: 83. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-83. PMC 1913500. PMID 17540016.