New Dwarf Lemur Species Found
by Megan Gannon
In the forests of southern Madagascar, scientists have discovered a new type of dwarf lemur. But the previously unknown species may already be on its way to extinction; researchers’ initial estimates suggest there could be fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild.
Lemurs are primates that are only found on Madagascar, a large island off the eastern coast of Africa known for its rich biodiversity and unique creatures. The newly described Lavasoa dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus lavasoensis) has so far only been found in three isolated forests on the island, researchers say…
(read more: Live Science)              
photo: Andreas Hapke

New Dwarf Lemur Species Found

by Megan Gannon

In the forests of southern Madagascar, scientists have discovered a new type of dwarf lemur. But the previously unknown species may already be on its way to extinction; researchers’ initial estimates suggest there could be fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild.

Lemurs are primates that are only found on Madagascar, a large island off the eastern coast of Africa known for its rich biodiversity and unique creatures. The newly described Lavasoa dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus lavasoensis) has so far only been found in three isolated forests on the island, researchers say…

(read more: Live Science)              

photo: Andreas Hapke

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