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Reddish-gray Mouse Lemur
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Information
Common Name Gray-brown Mouse Lemur and Rufous-gray Mouse Lemur
Range western Madagascar.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Cheirogaleidae
Genus Microcebus
Species Microcebus griseorufus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Reddish-gray mouse lemur (Microcebus griseorufus), also known as the gray-brown mouse lemur or rufous-gray mouse lemur, is species of mouse lemur found in western Madagascar in the region around Beza Mahafaly Reserve, north to Lamboharana.

Microcebus griseorufus has a pelage color that is alternating light neutral gray, pale neutral gray, and light pale neutral gray dorsally and ventrally light grayish-white on the anterior two-thirds and bicolored light grayish-white and pale neutral gray on the posterior one-third. There is a cinnamon colored dorsal stripe running from the crown of the head or the shoulders to the end of the tail. The head of this species has a pale neutral gray spot above the nose, cinnamon around the eyes, a clay colored crown, and eras that are light neutral gray. The dorsal side of the tail is cinnamon colored while the ventral side is grayish-beige on the most distal two-thirds and cinnamon with faint brownish black streaks on the proximal one-third. The hands and feet are colored grayish-white and the vibrissae are dark in color. This species has a relatively robust skull.

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