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Lepilemuridae - sportive lemurs

Milnes Edwards Sportive LemurThere are 24 species of medium-sized lemurs in this family. They are all found in Madagascar and are nocturnal.

They have gray or reddish brown fur on they ave long tails; short, pointed faces; and large, round ears. They have long, powerful rear legs that they use to leap around in the the trees.

Sportive lemurs are solitary and spend most of their time in trees. The male's territory is larger than the female's territory and may over lap with the territory of a few female's. Male sportive lemurs protect their territory from other males and female sportive lemurs protect their territory from other females. Sportive lemurs protect their territories with vocalizations and chasing off or even fighting with an intruder.

Sportive lemurs are herbivores and eat leaves, fruit, flowers, and bark.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
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 Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other 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

Antafia Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur aeeclis Africa
Ahmanson's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur ahmansonorum Africa
Ankarana Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur ankaranensis Critically Endangered Africa
Betsileo Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur betsileo Africa
Gray's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur dorsalis Africa
Milne-edwards's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur edwardsi Vulnerable Africa
Fleurete's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur fleuretae Africa
Grewcock's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur grewcockorum Africa
Hubbard's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur hubbardorum Africa
James' Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur jamesorum Africa
White-footed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur leucopus Africa
Small-toothed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur microdon Africa
  Daraina Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur milanoii Africa
Mittermeier's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur mittermeieri Africa
Weasel Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur mustelinus Africa
Otto's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur otto Africa
Petter's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur petteri Africa
Randrianasolo's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur randrianasoloi Africa
Red-tailed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur ruficaudatus Africa
Sahamalaza Peninsula Sportive Lemur-Lepilemur sahamalazensis Africa
Seal's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur seali Africa
Northern Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur septentrionalis Critically Endangered Africa
Nosy Be Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur tymerlachsonorum Africa
Wright's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur wrightae Africa

Additional Information

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Ankarana Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur ankaranensis Photos Critically Endangered Africa
The Ankarana sportive lemur is found in northern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Antafia Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur aeeclis Photos Africa
The Antifia sportive lemur is found in western Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur dorsalis profile Photos Africa
Gray's sportive lemur is found in northwestern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Grewcock's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur grewcockorum Photos Africa
The Grewcock's sportive lemur is found in northwestern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Hubbard's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur hubbardorum Photos Africa
The Hubbard's sportive lemur is found in southwestern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Milne Edwards's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur edwardsi profile Photos Vulnerable Africa
The Milne Edwards's sportive lemur is found in western Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur septentrionalis profile Photos Critically Endangered Africa
The Northern sportive lemur is found in northern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur septentrionalis profile Photos Critically Endangered Africa
Northern sportive lemurs live in dry, deciduous forests and more humid evergreen forests
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Petter's Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur petteri Photos Africa
The Petter's sportive lemur is found in southwestern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red-tailed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur ruficaudatus Photos Africa
The red-tailed sportive lemur is found in western Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Sahamalaza Peninsula Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur sahamalazensis Photos Africa
The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is found in coastal northwestern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Small-toothed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur microdon Photos Africa
The small-toothed sportive lemur is found in eastern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Weasel Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur mustelinus Photos Africa
The weasel sportive lemur is found in eastern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Weasel Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur mustelinus Photos Africa
The weasel sportive lemur lives in deciduous forests
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

White-footed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur leucopus profile Photos Video Africa
The white-footed sportive lemur is found in southern Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

White-footed Sportive Lemur - Lepilemur leucopus profile Photos Africa
When she goes out to forage for food at night, the female white-footed sportive lemur carries her baby in her mouth and then sets it on a nearby tree branch.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes