Berthe's Mouse Lemur (Microcebus berthae)


MORPHOLOGY:
Berthe's mouse lemur has short, dense dorsal pelage that is bicolored cinnamon and yellow ochre (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The middorsal stripe is tawny in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The midventral are of this species is chamois in color while the flanks are a mixture of pale chamois and light pale neutral gray (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The dorsal and ventral underfur is neutral blackish neutral gray in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The tail of this species has short hair that is tawny in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The crown and ears of Berthe's mouse lemur are tawny in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). This species has a narrow dark band surrounding the orbits (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The area between the eyes is cinnamon in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The pelage of the hands and feet are dull beige in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000).

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Berthe's mouse lemur is found in Western Madagascar in the Kirindy Forest (Rasoloarison et al., 2000).

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REFERENCES:
Rasoloarison, R.M., Goodman, S.M., and Ganzhorn, J.U. 2000. Taxonomic revision of mouse lemurs (Microcebus) in the western portions of Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. Vol. 21(6), 963-1019.

Last Updated: January 21, 2007.
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