The average body mass for males is around 3.7 kilograms, and for females it is around 3.5 kilograms. In the cecum there is microflora to aid in the digestion of cellulose in plant material. They have long tails, unusual for members of their family Indridae. The hindlimbs are longer than the forelimbs.
The species is found on the island of Madagascar, and lives in disturbed and secondary growth forests.