Sambirano mouse lemur

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Sambirano mouse lemur
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
M. sambiranensis
Binomial name
Microcebus sambiranensis
Rasoloarison et al., 2000[3]
Microcebus sambiranensis range map.svg
Distribution of M. sambiranensis[1]

The Sambirano mouse lemur (Microcebus sambiranensis) is a small, recently discovered primate, and like the other mouse lemurs can only be found on the island of Madagascar. The dorsal side is both cinnamon and rufous-cinnamon, and is grey ventrally. It has vibrissae that are dark in color.

The species was discovered in northwestern Madagascar, in the Ankarana Special Reserve, after completing a survey of the area. It was named as a separate species at the same time as the Madame Berthe's mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae) and northern rufous mouse lemur (Microcebus tavaratra).


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Microcebus sambiranensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T41572A16113693. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T41572A16113693.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  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. p. 113. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.