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Von der Decken's Sifaka
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Information
Range Western Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Indriidae
Genus Propithecus
Species Propithecus deckenii
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Von der decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckenii), is a species of sifaka endemic to Western Madagascar. It has a length of 92 to 107 centimeters, of which 42-48 centimeters are tail. It lives in dry deciduous forest.

Its pelage is usually creamy white, with tinges of yellow-gold, silver grey or pale brown on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs. The face is entirely black. Group size is between 2 and 10 individuals, with groups of 3 to 6 most common.

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