Fork-marked lemur

Fork-marked lemur

Order : Primates
Family : Cheirogaleidae
Subfamily : Phanerinae


Facts about the subfamily Phanerinae, the fork-marked lemur

The Fork-marked Lemur is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species]

The fork-marked lemur is currently on the World Conservation Union’s Red List of Threatened Species; the hairy-eared dwarf lemur is listed as critically endangered. (Full text)

The Fork-marked Lemur is very vocal, a mean of 30 loud calls an hour (emitted only by the males) have been counted in a radius of about 200 m in Marosalaza forest, olfactory signals appear to be much less important in this species than in other nocturnal prosimians (Charles-Dominique and Petter, 1980).

primate (zoology) The fork-marked lemur is tree-dwelling, with large eyes that look forwards over a small, pointed nose.

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