Gray mouse lemur

species of mammal

The gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), is a type of lemur. It is only found on the island of Madagascar. It is also called the grey mouse lemur or lesser mouse lemur. It weighs 58 to 67 grams (2.0 to 2.4 oz). It is the largest mouse lemur.

Gray mouse lemur
A large-eyed lemur perched on a wooden rod with the long furry tail dropping down
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)[1]
CITES Appendix I (CITES)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus: Microcebus
M. murinus
Binomial name
Microcebus murinus
(Miller, 1777)[2]
Map of Madagascar off the African coast, showing a highlighted range (in red) mostly along the west coast, a small region in the southeast, and a questionable area in the south.
Distribution of Microcebus murinus[1]
  • Chirogalus gliroides A. Grandidier, 1868
  • Galago madagascarensis É. Geoffroy, 1812
  • Prosimia minima Boddaert, 1785
  • Cheirogaleus minor Gray, 1842
  • Myocebus palmarum Lesson, 1840
  • Lemur prehensilis Kerr, 1792
  • Lemur pusillus É. Geoffroy, 1795

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Microcebus murinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T13323A16113348. 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite uses deprecated parameter |authors= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Groves, Colin (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. {{{pages}}}. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  3. Allen, G.M. (1939). "A checklist of African mammals". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 83: 1–763.