Gray-brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus griseorufus)
The gray-brown mouse lemur has a pelage color that is alternating light neutral gray, pale neutral gray, and light pale neutral gray dorsally and ventrally light grayish-white on the anterior two-thirds and bicolored light grayish-white and pale neutral gray on the posterior one-third (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). There is a cinnamon colored dorsal stripe running from the crown of the head or the shoulders to the end of the tail (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The head of this species has a pale neutral gray spot above the nose, cinnamon around the eyes, a clay colored crown, and eras that are light neutral gray (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The dorsal side of the tail is cinnamon colored while the ventral side is grayish-beige on the most distal two-thirds and cinnamon with faint brownish black streaks on the proximal one-third (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). The hands and feet are colored grayish-white and the vibrissae are dark in color (Rasoloarison et al., 2000). This species has a relatively robust skull (Rasoloarison et al., 2000).
The gray-brown mouse lemur is found in Western Madagascar in the region around Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, north to Lamboharana (Rasoloarison et al., 2000).
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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