(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1812)
English : Fat-tailed dwarf lemur
French : Chirogale moyen
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Cheirogaleidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to a body length of 23 cm with a tail length of 27 cm and a weight around 135 g. Coloration is light grey on back, top of head and flanks. Lower flanks, face and belly are white. Partial white collar on neck, dark eye-rings.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to the island of Madagascar and occurs in north-east, west and south-east parts of the country. Mostly found in primary and secondary forests, both in dry and humid habitats.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species is now only locally common. It has been declining because of habitat loss. It still occurs in seven protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : ESB in Europe