Petter's sportive lemur

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Petter'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
Species: L. petteri
Binomial name
Lepilemur petteri
Louis et al.., 2006[3]
Lepilemur petteri range map.svg
Distribution of L. petteri[1]

Petter's sportive lemur (Lepilemur petteri) is a sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is one of 26 species in the genus Lepilemur. It is one of the smaller sportive lemurs with a total length of about 49 to 54 cm (19 to 21 in), of which 22–25 cm (8.7–9.8 in) are tail.[4] Petter's sportive lemur is found in southwestern Madagascar, living in dry spiny forests and some gallery forests.[4]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Lepilemur petteri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T136677A16123822. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T136677A16123822.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. pp. 134–135.