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Goodman's Mouse Lemur
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Information
Range eastern Madagascar.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Cheirogaleidae
Genus Microcebus
Species Microcebus lehilahytsara
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Goodman's mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara), is a species of mouse lemur from Andasibe in eastern Madagascar. It is thought to have diverged from other mouse lemurs in the region about 2 million years ago.

The species is named in honor of primatologist Steven Goodman. "Lehilahytsara" is a combination of the Malagasy words which mean "good" and "man". The finding was presented August 10, 2005, along with the discovery of the northern giant mouse lemur (Mirza zaza) as a separate species.

In 2005, Goodman was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for his discovery and further research in Madagascar.

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