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Sportive Lemur
Common Name Antafia Sportive Lemur and Red-shouldered Sportive Lemur
Range western Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Lepilemuridae
Genus Lepilemur
Species Lepilemur aeeclis
(Andriaholinirina, N., Fausser, J., Roos, C., Rumpler, Y., et al., 2006)
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The sportive lemur is a species of lemur endemic to Madagascar. It has a total length of about 52 to 59 centimeters, of which 24–26 centimeters are tail. Aeecl's sportive lemur is found in western Madagascar, living in dry deciduous forests.

The species was named in honor of the Association Européenne pour l'Etude et la Conservation des Lémuriens (A.E.E.C.L.) for its twelve years of support to the research team that discovered it.