Significance to humans

Dwarf and mouse lemurs are all too small to be of much significance to humans. They may occasionally be eaten, but the amount of meat obtained is generally too limited to make targeted hunting worthwhile, with the possible exception of fork-crowned lemurs.

1. Red mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus); 2. Greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major); 3. Western fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius); 4. Gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus); 5. Masoala fork-crowned lemur (Phaner furcifer); 6. Coquerel's mouse lemur (Mirza coquereli); 7. Hairy-eared mouse lemur (Allocebus trichotis). (Illustration by Patricia Ferrer)

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