Bemaraha woolly lemur

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Conservation statusBemaraha woolly lemur_header_cell_0_1_0
Scientific classification AvahiBemaraha woolly lemur_header_cell_0_2_0
Kingdom:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_3_0 AnimaliaBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_3_1
Phylum:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_4_0 ChordataBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_4_1
Class:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_5_0 MammaliaBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_5_1
Order:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_6_0 PrimatesBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_6_1
Suborder:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_7_0 StrepsirrhiniBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_7_1
Family:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_8_0 IndriidaeBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_8_1
Genus:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_9_0 AvahiBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_9_1
Species:Bemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_10_0 A. cleeseiBemaraha woolly lemur_cell_0_10_1
Binomial nameBemaraha woolly lemur_header_cell_0_11_0

The Bemaraha woolly lemur (Avahi cleesei), also known as Cleese's woolly lemur, is a species of woolly lemur native to western Madagascar, named after John Cleese. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_0

The first scientist to discover the species named it after Cleese, star of Monty Python, mainly because of Cleese's fondness for lemurs, as shown in Operation Lemur With John Cleese and Fierce Creatures, and his efforts at protecting and preserving them. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_1

The species was first recorded in 1990 by a team of scientists from Zurich University led by Urs Thalmann, but wasn't formally described as a species until November 11, 2005. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_2

The diurnal animal weighs about 5–6 kilograms (11–13 lb), has brown skin with white regions on the rear and inside of the thighs and has a short damp nose, large plate eyes, and ears which hardly stand out from the skin. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_3

It typically has a strictly vegetarian diet of leaves and buds, living together in small families. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_4

The local population calls the species dadintsifaky, which means "Grandfather of the sifaka", because it is similarly sized to sifakas, but more ponderous, heavyset and has ample greyish-brown fur. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_5

The habitat is limited to the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve in western Madagascar, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_6

The animal is probably threatened with becoming extinct in the long run, since the size of the population is unknown so far and its habitat shrinks continuously. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_7

Description Bemaraha woolly lemur_section_0

It is found in Western Madagascar, near the village of Ambalarano. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_8

Its face is slightly more pale than its upper head, and the area above the nose extends to the forehead to contrast with the triangular pattern created by the forehead fur. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_9

The fur that borders the face is a black tone and forms a dark pattern in the shape of a line or stripe that resembles the letter "V". Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_10

Its eyes are a maroon color with black eyelids, and the snout is black and hairless, while the corners of the mouth have a white tone. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_11

The fur on the head and body is a brown-gray color and has a slightly curled/freckled appearance. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_12

Its tail is beige or brownish-gray in color, and slightly red on the dorsal side of the base. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_13

The surface color of the lower limbs of the species is white, while the chest, belly, and inner area of the upper limbs is a light gray color with relatively thin fur. Bemaraha woolly lemur_sentence_14


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