Simmons' Mouse Lemur (Microcebus simmonsi)
Simmons' mouse lemur has an average body mass of around 75 grams (Louis et al., 2006). The pelage of the dorsum, forelimbs, and head is colored dark reddish to orange-brown (Louis et al., 2006). The head has black-tipped hairs on the crown, and mid-dorsal stripe is occasionally found (Louis et al., 2006). On the rostrum there is a distinctive white patch (Louis et al., 2006). The ventral side is colored grayish white to white (Louis et al., 2006).
Simmons' mouse lemur is found in Eastern Madagascar in Betampona Special Reserve and Zahamena National Park (Louis et al., 2006).
Louis, E.E. Jr., Coles, M.S., Andriantompohavana, R., Sommer, J.A., Engberg, S.E., Zaonarivelo, J.R., Mayor, M.I., and Brenneman, R.A. 2006. Revision of the mouse lemur (Microcebus) of Eastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. Vol. 27(2), 347-389.
Last Updated: January 22, 2007.
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