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Lepilemur tymerlachsonorum Louis et al., 2006

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Louis et al., 2006
Fitsidika, Apongy
Nosy Be Sportive Lemur
Other english: 
Nosy Be Weasel Lemur
Lépilémur de Nosy Be



Lepilemur tymerlachsonorum is a small to medium-sized species with a head-body length of 23 cm, a tail length of 25 cm, a total length of 48 cm, and a body weight of roughly 880 g (Louis et al., 2006b). The dorsum is light brownish-gray, with the upper half of the back a light reddish-brown and the underside a light grayish-white. The anterior aspects of the thighs and edges of the extremities also have a light reddish-brown diffuse color. A dark brown to black midline stripe is present from the head to the lower half of the back, and the tail is a uniform light reddish-gray to brown. The face is gray and mask-like (Louis et al., 2006b). The taxonomy of the sportive lemurs in this part of Madagascar still remains to be clarified, especially the relationship between this species, Lepilemur dorsalis, and Lepilemur mittermeieri.