Dwarf lemurs and mouse lemurs

(Cheirogaleidae)

Class Mammalia Order Primates Suborder Prosimii Family Cheirogaleidae

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Dwarf and mouse lemurs are the smallest of the Madagascar lemurs, with colors ranging from gray to dark brown dorsally and cream to yellowish brown ventrally; some have conspicuous facial markings (e.g., dark rings around the eyes; pale nose stripe)

Size

Head and body length, 5-11 in (12-27 cm); weight 1-16.5 oz (30-460 g)

Number of genera, species

5 genera, 17 species

Habitat

Members of this family are found throughout Madagascar in all forest types; all species are nocturnal and essentially arboreal

Conservation status

Endangered: 3 species; Vulnerable: 1 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 1 species

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