The hind limbs are longer than the forelimbs. They have the binocular vision and rhinarium typical of true lemurs. This species is sexually dimorphic. The males abdominal fur is reddish and in the females it is white.
This species is found in Madagascar, in the canopy of the rainforests.
This is a monogamous species, with the pair forming and its offspring forming the basis of the social group.
two-phase alarm call: a special alarm call that differs from the normal one which resembles that of the alarm calls of E. fulvus.
Olfactory communication is important for the red-bellied lemur as it is for other true lemurs and other prosimians. It is used for territory marking and communicating physical state and position.
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