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Common brown lemur

Eulemur fulvus


The common brown lemur has a total length of 84 to 101 centimeters, including 41 to 51 centimeters of tail.[4] Weight ranges from 2 to 3 kilograms. The short, dense fur is primarily brown or grey-brown. The face, muzzle and crown are dark grey or black with paler eyebrow patches, and the eyes are orange-red. Similar lemur species within their range include the mongoose lemur, E. mongoz, in the west and the red-bellied lemur, E. rubriventer, in the east.They can be distinguished from these species by the fact that E. mongoz is more of a grey color and E. rubriventer is more reddish. There is also some overlap with the black lemur in northeast Madagascar in the Galoko, Manongarivo and Tsaratanana Massifs. There is also overlap and hybridization with the white-fronted brown lemur, E. albifrons, in the northeast portion of the common brown lemur's range. (Wiki)


Consistent with its large range, the common brown lemur occupies a variety of forest types, including lowland rainforests, montane rainforests, moist evergreen forests and dry deciduous forests.[4] They spend about 95% of their time in upper layers of the forest and less than 2% of their time on the ground. The common brown lemur lives in western Madagascar north of the Betsiboka River and eastern Madagascar between the Mangoro River and Tsaratanana, as well as in inland Madagascar connecting the eastern and western ranges.[3] They also live on the island of Mayotte, although this population is believed to have been introduced there by man. (Wiki)

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Carolina 12 years ago
Common Brown Lemur
Eulemur fulvus EOL: Eulemur fulvus

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Province d’Antananarivo, Madagascar

Spotted on Oct 1, 2008
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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