Microcebus
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Cheirogaleidae
Genus Microcebus

Microcebus or mouse lemurs, is a genus of nocturnal lemurs Like all lemurs, mouse lemurs are native to Madagascar.

Mouse lemurs have a combined head, body and tail length of less than 27 centimetres (11 in), making them the smallest primates (the smallest species being Madame Berthe's mouse lemur); however, their weight fluctuates in response to daylight duration.

Mouse lemurs are omnivorous; their diets are diverse and include insect secretions, arthropods, small vertebrates, gum, fruit, flowers, nectar, and also leaves and buds depending on the season.

Species

Arnhold’s Mouse Lemur (Louis et al., 2008) (Microcebus arnholdi)
Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur (Rasoloarison et al., 2000) (Microcebus berthae)
Bongolava Mouse Lemur (Olivieri et al., 2007) (Microcebus bongolavensis)
Danfoss' Mouse Lemur (Olivieri et al., 2007) (Microcebus danfossi)
Gerp's Mouse Lemur (Radespiel et al., 2012) (Microcebus gerpi)
Reddish-gray Mouse Lemur (Kollman, 1910) (Microcebus griseorufus)
Jolly's Mouse Lemur (Louis et al., 2006) (Microcebus jollyae)
Goodman's Mouse Lemur (Roos & Kappeler, 2005) (Microcebus lehilahytsara)
MacArthur's Mouse Lemur (Radespiel et al., 2008) (Microcebus macarthurii)
Claire's Mouse Lemur (Andriantompohavana et al., 2006) (Microcebus mamiratra)
Margot Marsh's Mouse Lemur (Andriantompohavana et al., 2006) (Microcebus margotmarshae)
Marohita Mouse Lemur (Rasoloarison et al., 2013) (Microcebus marohita)
Mittermeier's Mouse Lemur (Louis et al., 2006) (Microcebus mittermeieri)
Gray Mouse Lemur (Miller, 1777) (Microcebus murinus)
Pygmy Mouse Lemur (Peters, 1852) (Microcebus myoxinus)
Golden-brown Mouse Lemur (Zimmerman et al., 1998) (Microcebus ravelobensis)
Brown Mouse Lemur (É. Geoffroy, 1834) (Microcebus rufus)
Sambirano Mouse Lemur (Rasoloarison et al., 2000) (Microcebus sambiranensis)
Simmons' Mouse Lemur (Louis et al., 2006) (Microcebus simmonsi)
Anosy Mouse Lemur (Rasoloarison et al., 2013) (Microcebus tanosi)
Northern Rufous Mouse Lemur (Rasoloarison et al., 2000) (Microcebus tavaratra)
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