MacArthur's mouse lemur

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MacArthur's mouse lemur
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
Species: M. macarthurii
Binomial name
Microcebus macarthurii
Radespiel et al., 2008[3]
Microcebus macarthurii range map.svg
Distribution of M. macarthurii[1]

MacArthur's mouse lemur (Microcebus macarthurii), or the Anjiahely mouse lemur, is a species of mouse lemur known only from Makira Natural Park in northeastern Madagascar.[4]

The species is named in honor of the founder of the MacArthur Foundation, which financed the studies that included the discovery of this species.[4]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Microcebus macarthurii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T16971425A16971428. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T16971425A16971428.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Mittermeier, R., Ganzhorn, J., Konstant, W., Glander, K., Tattersall, I., Groves, C., Rylands, A., Hapke, A., Ratsimbazafy, J., Mayor, M., Louis, E., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C. & Rasoloarison, R. (December 2008). "Lemur Diversity in Madagascar". International Journal of Primatology. 29 (6): 1607–1656. doi:10.1007/s10764-008-9317-y. 
  4. ^ a b Radespiel, Ute; et al. (2008). "Exceptional diversity of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in the Makira region with the description of one new species". American Journal of Primatology. 70 (11): 1033–46. doi:10.1002/ajp.20592. PMID 18626970. 

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