Class Mammalia Order Primates Suborder Prosimii Family Cheirogaleidae
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)
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
Members of this family are found throughout Madagascar in all forest types; all species are nocturnal and essentially arboreal
Endangered: 3 species; Vulnerable: 1 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 1 species
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