Simmons' Mouse Lemur (Microcebus simmonsi)


MORPHOLOGY:
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).

RANGE:
Simmons' mouse lemur is found in Eastern Madagascar in Betampona Special Reserve and Zahamena National Park (Louis et al., 2006).

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REFERENCES:
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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