The small-toothed sportive lemur
is a primate
species in the family Lepilemuridae
that—like all lemurs
. The species lives in dense rainforest
in southeastern Madagascar, and can be found in two national parks, Ranomafana
. Described in 1894, it is difficult to visually distinguish from the weasel sportive lemur
. Phylogenetic studies
support its species status and suggest that it is the only eastern Malagasy sportive lemur that is more closely related to western than to other eastern species. It weighs between 0.9 and 1.2 kg (2.0 and 2.6 lb) and measures 55 to 64 cm (22 to 25 in) from head to tail. Its fur is mostly reddish-brown or chestnut color, with a dark stripe running from its head down its back. Its underside and neck are lighter in color. Like other sportive lemurs, it is nocturnal, sleeping in concealed tangles of vegetation and tree holes. It is solitary and eats leaves, fruits, and flowers. (Full article...
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