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Lemur catta (Primates: Lemuridae)

Don E. Wilson and Elizabeth Hanlon
Mammalian Species
Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 2010), pp. 58-74
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Lemur catta (Primates: Lemuridae)
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Abstract Lemur catta Linnaeus, 1758, is a lemurid commonly called the ring-tailed lemur. A strikingly colored, long-tailed lemur, it is the only species in the genus Lemur. It occurs in the southern half of Madagascar, where it inhabits a variety of forested habitats. It is listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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