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A Ring-tailed Lemur, (Lemur catta).

Lemurs are primates that exist only on the island of Madagascar and the neighbouring islands of the Comoros. They are among the most primitive of primates. They have moist noses and reflective eyes. They range in body size from the 30 gram Pygmy lemur to the 10kg Indri[1][2]. Due to their geographicaly restricted range and destruction of habitat by humans, all lemur species are considered threatened or endangered[1][2].


  1. 1.0 1.1 J. Fleagle (1998). Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 F. Szalay and E. Delson (2001). Evolutionary History of the Primates. Academic Press, New York.