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Robert D. Martin, PhD


Class Mammalia



Order Primates or Primata


Family Lemuridae


Arboreal primates with monkeylike bodies and foxlike heads

n ( ft,

Approximately that of a house cat; adult head-and-body length 11-22 in (28-56 cm), tail length 11-24 in (28-60 cm), adult weight 4.4-10 lb (2-4.5 kg)

j J)

Number of genera, species

2 genera; 9 species

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Tropical and subtropical forests

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Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 5 species


The island of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands

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