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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Lemur Species

"A new long-tongued, squirrel-sized species of lemur has been discovered in Madagascar, researchers report Monday.

The new creature doesn't have a species name yet, but is of the genus Phaner, otherwise known as fork-marked lemurs. These lemurs get their name from a black, Y-shaped line that starts above each eye and joins at the top of the head. The long-tongued species has a unique head-bobbing move that showed up in the flashlight beam as discoverers searched the treetops for a glimpse of the animal."

In fact, it was first spotted 15 years ago, but this year was the first time researchers have had the chance to go back and look for it properly.

I LOOOOOVE lemurs.


JoJo said...

What a cutie! I love Lemurs too.

cathy said...

I'll show this to my youngest.
She loves any info about animals.

potzina said...

I love Lemurs too. These creatures are beautiful and adorable.

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