Gray-brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus griseorufus)


MORPHOLOGY:
The gray-brown mouse lemur has a pelage color that is alternating light neutral gray, pale neutral gray, and light pale neutral gray dorsally and ventrally light grayish-white on the anterior two-thirds and bicolored light grayish-white and pale neutral gray on the posterior one-third (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). There is a cinnamon colored dorsal stripe running from the crown of the head or the shoulders to the end of the tail (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The head of this species has a pale neutral gray spot above the nose, cinnamon around the eyes, a clay colored crown, and eras that are light neutral gray (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The dorsal side of the tail is cinnamon colored while the ventral side is grayish-beige on the most distal two-thirds and cinnamon with faint brownish black streaks on the proximal one-third (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The hands and feet are colored grayish-white and the vibrissae are dark in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). This species has a relatively robust skull (Rasoloarison et al., 2000).

RANGE:
The gray-brown mouse lemur is found in Western Madagascar in the region around Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, north to Lamboharana (Rasoloarison et al., 2000).

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REFERENCES:
Rasoloarison, R.M., Goodman, S.M., and Ganzhorn, J.U. 2000. Taxonomic revision of mouse lemurs (Microcebus) in the western portions of Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. Vol. 21(6), 963-1019.

Last Updated: January 21, 2007.
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