Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52243

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Lemuridae
Genus:Lemur
Genus species:Lemur fulvus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:43-50 cm
Weight:2.1-4.2 kg
Identification:The upper parts and tail of the brown lemur are gray-brown. They have white cheeks and beard, black muzzle and forehead. underparts are cream-colored.
Habitat:Forests
Diet:Herbivore: fruit, leaves, flowers
Reproduction:A single offspring is produced after a gestation period of 120-136 days.
Groups are made up of 3-12 lemurs.
Behavior:These arboreal creatures are most likely diurnal as well.
Status:Threatened: habitat destruction
Interesting Facts:Brown lemurs were most likely introduced to the islands on which they are found by people several hundred years ago.

Other Information

Geographic:Madagascar Date:1981-10 Subjects:primate
Brown lemur
monkey
Eulemur
Lemuridae
Lemurs
Prosimians
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata