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Goodman's Mouse Lemur

Microcebus lehilahytsara


Goodman's mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) is a species of mouse lemur from Andasibe in eastern Madagascar. It is thought to have diverged from other mouse lemurs in the region about 2 million years ago. The species is named in honor of primatologist Steven Goodman. "Lehilahytsara" is a combination of the Malagasy words which mean "good" and "man". The finding was presented August 10, 2005, along with the discovery of the northern giant mouse lemur (Mirza zaza) as a separate species. (


Spotted on a night hike in the Mitsinjo Reserve, right across from Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

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Great capture Yaniv and Sarit Wainer,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing such a rae and beautiful animal

VivBraznell 6 years ago

Wow! The only spotting of this beauty on here ... & now the SOTD .. Congratulations to you both

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats Yaniv and Sarit Wainer!!!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Yaniv and Sarit! This is a very special spotting. Thanks for bringing it to Project Noah.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations ! Well deserved & again, thanks for sharing this special spotting.

Mark Ridgway and Reza Hashemizadeh - thanks!

Yasser - it's awesome to wake up to this kind of news! It totally made our day! Thank you very much for selecting our spotting, but we must give credit to the cute and rare Mouse Lemur! :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats and thanks for sharing this special one.

Awesome !

Yasser 6 years ago

Congratulations Yaniv and Sarit! This incredible series has been selected as our Project Noah Rangers' Spotting of the Week. Each week, our Rangers select a special spotting to receive recognition for its value to the community. I think everyone can agree with the selection this week. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful gems with us and we can't wait to see what you submit next. Congrats again!

We've shared the news with our Facebook and Twitter fans as well!


Fyn Kynd - thanks for the nomination!!! :-)

Mark Ridgway - thanks, it's a pretty rare and vulnerable species. I also hope they're holding up.

Leuba Ridgway - thanks, we always dreamed of seeing lemurs in the their natural habitat and not in a zoo, and we were very lucky to see the cute and rare lemur two years ago on a night hike in Madagascar.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

What a cute profile and what a sweet little Lemur. Always a sigh of relief from me when I see that the spotting was in a national park.Thanks for sharing this.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Very impressive spotting. I hope they're numbers are holding up. Thanks for sharing this.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Province de Tamatave, Madagascar

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2014

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