Microcebus simmonsi Louis et al., 2006

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Louis et al., 2006
English: 
Simmons’ Mouse Lemur
Other english: 
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French: 
Microcèbe de Simmons
German: 
Simmons’ Mausmaki
Malagasy: 
Tsidy an’i-Simmons
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Identification

Microcebus simmonsi is the most robust of the eastern Madagascar mouse lemurs, with a head-body length of 12.8 cm, a tail length of just under 15 cm, a total length of around 27.5 cm, and an adult weight of 75–78 g (Louis et al., 2006a). The dorsal coat, head and forelimbs are dark reddish-brown to orange-brown, sometimes with a mid-dorsal stripe, while the ventral coat is grayish-white to white. There is a distinctive white patch on the rostrum, and hairs on the middle of the crown have black tips (Louis et al., 2006a).