Microcebus margotmarshae Louis et al., 2008

Scientific name: 
Scientist name: 
Louis et al., 2008
English: 
Margot Marsh’s Mouse Lemur
Other english: 
Antafondro Mouse Lemur
French: 
Microcèbe de Margot Marsh
German: 
Margot Marsh’s Mausmaki
Malagasy: 
Tsidy
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Species

Identification

Microcebus margotmarshae is a small mouse lemur with a head-body length of about 11–12 cm, a tail length of about 14 cm, a total length of 25–26 cm, and a body weight of 41–50 g (Louis et al., 2008). The dorsal and tail pelage is predominantly reddish-orange with gray undertones, the ventral fur is white to cream, and the head is largely bright reddish-orange. The muzzle and the area surrounding the eyes are light brown, and there is a small, bright white spot on the nose ridge between the eyes. The ears are small (Louis et al., 2008).