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Cheirogaleidae - dwarf lemurs, mouse lemurs

Western Fat-tailed Dwarf LemurThere are 29 species of very small lemurs in this family. They are all found in Madagascar. They have big eyes, very long tails, long rear legs, and soft gray or brown fur. They live in trees and are nocturnal. They are omnivores and eat fruit, insects, spiders, flowers, leaves, and small vertebrate animals. They live alone or in pairs.

World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered
extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.


US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH
breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None   None

Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur - Allocebus trichotis Africa
Southern Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur-Cheirogaleus adipicaudatus Africa
Furry-eared Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus crossleyi Africa
Geoffroy's Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus major Least Concern Africa
Western Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus medius Least Concern Africa
Lesser Iron-grey Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus minusculus Africa
Greater Iron-grey Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus ravus Africa
Sibree's Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus sibreei Africa
Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur - Microcebus berthae Endangered Africa
Bongolava Mouse Lemur - Microcebus bongolavensis Africa
Danfoss' Mouse Lemur - Microcebus danfossorum Africa
Grey-brown Mouse Lemur - Microcebus griseorufus Least Concern Africa
Jolly's Mouse Lemur - Microcebus jollyae Africa
Goodman's Mouse Lemur - Microcebus lehilahytsara Africa
Claire's Mouse Lemur - Microcebus mamiratra Africa
Mittermeier's Mouse Lemur - Microcebus mittermeieri Africa

  Grey Mouse-lemur - Microcebus murinus Least Concern Africa
Peters' Mouse Lemur - Microcebus myoxinus Africa
Golden-brown Mouse Lemur - Microcebus ravelobensis Endangered Africa
Rufous Mouse Lemur - Microcebus rufus Least Concern Africa
Sambirano Mouse Lemur - Microcebus sambiranensis Endangered Africa
Simmons' Mouse Lemur - Microcebus simmonsi Africa
Tavaratra Mouse Lemur - Microcebus tavaratra Endangered Africa
Coquerel's Giant Mouse Lemur - Mirza coquereli Near Threatened Africa
Northern Giant Mouse Lemur - Mirza zaza Africa
Montagne D' Ambre Fork-marked Lemur-Phaner electromontis Vulnerable Africa
Masoala Fork-marked Lemur - Phaner furcifer Least Concern Africa
Pale Fork-marked Lemur - Phaner pallescens Least Concern Africa
Sambirano Fork-marked Lemur - Phaner parienti Vulnerable Africa

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Geoffroy's Dwarf Lemur - Cheirogaleus major Photos Least Concern Africa
Geoffroy's dwarf lemur prepares for hibernation by storing fat in its tail.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Goodman's Mouse Lemur - Microcebus lehilahytsara profile Photos Africa
This tiny lemur was first dicovered in 2005.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Giant Mouse Lemur - Mirza zaza profile Africa
The northenr giant mouse lemur is found in dry and humid forests in Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes