Grey Bamboo Lemur

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Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Hapalemur
Species: H. griseus
Binomial name
Hapalemur griseus
(Link, 1795)

Hapalemur griseus griseus (Link, 1795)
Hapalemur griseus gilberti (Rabarivol et al., 2007)
Hapalemur griseus ranomafanensis (Rabarivol et al., 2007)

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur range
  • cinereus Desmarest, 1820
  • olivaceus I. Geoffroy, 1851
  • schlegeli Pocock, 1917

The grey bamboo lemur, grey gentle lemur, or the eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) is the smallest of the bamboo lemurs. It lives mostly in bamboo forests in eastern Madagascar. It is normally active at dusk, eating bamboo leaves and shoots.

Appearance[change | change source]

Grey bamboo lemurs typically get up to 1 foot (0.30 m) long and weight up to 5 pounds (2.3 kg). The eastern lesser bamboo lemur has a dense, woolly coat that is grey to olive-grey on the upperparts, with chestnut-brown tinges on the head, shoulders, and sometimes the back.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 116. ISBN 0-801-88221-4 .
  2. Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V. N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R. A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J. C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P. (2008). Hapalemur griseus. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 1 January 2009.