The small-toothed sportive lemur is a primate species in the family
Lepilemuridae that—like all lemurs—is endemic to Madagascar. The
species lives in dense rainforest in southeastern Madagascar, and can be
found in two national parks, Ranomafana and Andringitra. Described in
1894, it is difficult to visually distinguish from the weasel sportive
lemur. Phylogenetic studies support its species status and suggest that
it is the only eastern Malagasy sportive lemur that is more closely
related to western than to other eastern species. It weighs between 0.9
and 1.2 kg (2.0 and 2.6 lb) and measures 55 to 64 cm (22 to 25 in)
from head to tail. Its fur is mostly reddish-brown or chestnut color,
with a dark stripe running from its head down its back. Its underside
and neck are lighter in color. Like other sportive lemurs, it is
nocturnal, sleeping in concealed tangles of vegetation and tree holes.
It is solitary and eats leaves, fruits, and flowers.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-toothed_sportive_lemur>
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