Fat-tailed dwarf lemur

species of mammal

The fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius), is a type of lemur. It is also called the lesser dwarf lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur, or spiny forest dwarf lemur. It is only lives in Madagascar. It is nocturnal. It eats insects, other small animals, fruits and flowers. An adult weighs 160 grams.

Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur
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CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Cheirogaleus
Species:
C. medius
Binomial name
Cheirogaleus medius
Cheirogaleus medius range map.svg
Fat-tailed dwarf lemur range[1]
Synonyms
  • minor É. Geoffroy, 1812
  • samati Grandidier, 1867

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blanco, M., Dolch, R., Ganzhorn, J., Greene, L.K., Le Pors, B., Lewis, R., Louis, E.E., Rafalinirina, H.A., Raharivololona, B., Rakotoarisoa, G., Ralison, J., Randriahaingo, H.N.T., Rasoloarison, R.M., Razafindrasolo, M., Sgarlata, G.M., Wright, P. & Zaonarivelo, J. (2020). "Cheirogaleus medius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2020: e.T163023599A115588562. Retrieved 10 July 2020.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. Harcourt, C. (1990). Thornback, J (ed.). Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros: The IUCN Red Data Book (PDF). World Conservation Union. ISBN 978-2-88032-957-0. OCLC 28425691.
  3. Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Primates". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.