Microcebus sambiranensis Rasoloarison et al., 2000

Scientific name: 
Scientist name: 
Rasoloarison et al., 2000
English: 
Sambirano Mouse Lemur
Other english: 
None
French: 
Microcèbe du Sambirano
German: 
Sambirano-Mausmaki
Malagasy: 
Tsidy, Tsitsihy, Vokimbahy
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Species

Identification

Microcebus sambiranensis is one of the smallest of the mouse lemurs, with a head-body length of 11–12 cm, a tail length of 13.5–14.5 cm, a total length of 25–27 cm, and a body weight of just 38–50 g (Rasoloarison et al., 2000; Andriantompohavana et al., 2006). The dorsal coat is a bright reddish-cinnamon with a poorly defined, amber midline stripe that extends from just beyond the shoulders to the end of the tail. The ventral coat is a duller whitish-beige. There is a pale patch between the eyes, which are surrounded by dark orbital rings. The crown and ears are amber.