A tiny new lemur species with big, soulful eyes

Main report: Stare into the Soulful Eyes of This Newly Discovered Dwarf Lemur Species
(Scientific American Blogs)
Other Reporting: Primate Conservation
Scientific Paper:    
New Taxa: Cheirogaleus shethi
Common Name: Ankarana dwarf lemur
Species named for: Brian Sheth, the Chair of the Board of the NGO Global Wildlife Conservation, Brian Sheth, the Chair of the Board of the NGO Global Wildlife Conservation
Categories: Mammals | New Species
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The Ankarana or Sheth’s dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus shethi) weighs a little over 100 grams, has a body length of just 12 centimeters (plus a tail of about 16 centimeters), and has tiny hands that probably wouldn’t even wrap about a human finger.

Credit: “A New Species of Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleidae: Cheirogaleus medius Group) from the Ankarana and Andrafiamena-Andavakoera Massifs, Madagascar” by Cynthia L. Frasier et al, in Primate Conservation, 2016

Credit: “A New Species of Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleidae: Cheirogaleus medius Group) from the Ankarana and Andrafiamena-Andavakoera Massifs, Madagascar” by Cynthia L. Frasier et al, in Primate Conservation, 2016

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