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News There’s a new member of the lemur family

Grove’s Dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus grovesi) was discovered in two of Madagascar’s national parks, Ranomafana and Andringitra, both of which are part of the Rainforests of Atsinanana UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The new lemur is a nocturnal primate that is smaller than a squirrel. The fur on its back, limbs, and head are a reddish-brown in color, and there are brownish-black rings around its large eyes.

The species was named for British-Australian biological anthropologist and primate taxonomist Colin Groves, who passed away last year.

Article published in 11th of january 2018 by Mike Gaworecki

Concerned URL https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/theres-a-new-member-of-the-lemur-family/
Source Mongabay
Release date 17/01/2018
Geographical coverage Madagascar,
Keywords Lemurs, New species, Cheirogaleus grovesi, Grove’s Dwarf lemur,