Scott's sportive lemur

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Scott's sportive lemur
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lepilemuridae
Genus: Lepilemur
Species: L. scottorum
Binomial name
Lepilemur scottorum
Lei et al., 2008[3]
Lepilemur scottorum range map.svg
Distribution of L. scottorum[1]

Scott's sportive lemur (Lepilemur scottorum), or the Masoala sportive lemur, is a sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. This is one of 26 species in the genus Lepilemur. It has greyish brown fur and a black-tipped tail.[3][4] It is named in honor of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Jr. Foundation.[4]


  1. ^ a b Andriaholinirina, N.; et al. (2014). "Lepilemur scottorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Lei, R.; Engberg, S.E.; Andriantompohavana, R.; McGuire, S.M.; Mittermeier, R.A.; Zaonarivelo, J.R.; Brenneman, R.A.; Louis Jr., E.E. (2008). "Nocturnal lemur diversity at Masoala National Park" (PDF). Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University. 53: 1–48. 
  4. ^ a b Palmer, Jane (2008-02-21). "Henry Doorly Zoo scientists identify two new lemur species". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 2008-02-24.