1 Tahrcountry Musings: Three new primate species from Madagascar

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Three new primate species from Madagascar

Scientists from the German Primate Center (DPZ), the University of Kentucky, the American Duke Lemur Center and the Université d'Antananarivo in Madagascar have described three new species of mouse lemurs from Madagascar
The new lemurs are Microcebus ganzhorni), Microcebus manitatra and Microcebus boraha.
Microcebus ganzhorni was named after the ecologist Professor J√∂rg Ganzhorn from Hamburg University, who has been engaged in research and protection of lemurs for decades. Microcebus manitatrais name symbolizes the expansion of the range of a subgroup from western Madagascar. The third member, Microcebus boraha, is named after its location on the Island of Sainte Marie (in Malagasy Nosy Boraha).

Details appear in the latest issue of journal Molecular Ecology

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