Hawks' sportive lemur

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Hawks' sportive lemur
Nosy Be sportive lemur (Lepilemur tymerlachsoni).jpg
in Lokobe Strict Reserve
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lepilemuridae
Genus: Lepilemur
L. tymerlachsoni
Binomial name
Lepilemur tymerlachsoni
Louis et al., 2006[3]
Lepilemur tymerlachsoni range map.svg
Distribution for L. tymerlachsoni[1]

Hawks' sportive lemur (Lepilemur tymerlachsoni), also known as the Nosy Be sportive lemur or Nosy Be weasel lemur, is a sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is a moderately large sportive lemur, with a total length of about 50 to 68 cm (20 to 27 in), of which 22 to 27 cm (8.7 to 10.6 in) are tail.[4]

The name honors the Howard and Rhonda Hawk family.[3] Originally named L. tymerlachsoni, the name was corrected to L. tymerlachsonorum in 2009.[5] However, this correction was based on the incorrect assumption that the name was based on a husband and wife team. Because the name is a compilation of bits of names, the original singular form was correct.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Lepilemur tymerlachsoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T136709A16124462. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T136709A16124462.en.
  2. ^ "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. pp. 126–127. ISBN 0-300-12550-X.
  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.