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Propithecus perrieri Lavauden, 1931

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Scientist name: 
Lavauden, 1931
Radjako, Ankomba Joby
Perrier’s Sifaka
Schwarzer Diademsifaka, Perrier’s Sifaka
Other english: 
Propithèque de Perrier



Propithecus perrieri is a medium-sized black sifaka from a very limited region of northern Madagascar. It has a head-body length of 43–47 cm, a tail length of 42–45 cm, a total length of 85–90 cm, and a weight of 4.3–5.0 kg (Lehman et al., 2005a). The dorsal coat is dense, silky and black, while the ventral coat is shorter and tends to have a rosy- brown tint. The face is bare and black, the eyes are orange-red, and the ears, naked in some and furred in other individuals, are largely concealed (Tattersall, 1982; Mittermeier et al., 1994). This species cannot be confused with any other lemur within its range and is not sympatric with any other sifaka.