Mammals of Madagascar



Common Name Scientific Name Nocturnal
Lemurs
Cheirogaleidae Family -- Mouse lemurs and dwarf lemurs
Grey mouse lemur Microcebus murinus x
Brown mouse lemur Microcebus rufus x
Pygmy mouse lemur Microcebus myoxinus x
Golden-brown mouse lemur Microcebus ravelobensis x
Hairy-eared dwarf lemur Allocebus trichotis x
Greater dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus major x
Fat-tailed dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus medius x
Coquerel's dwarf lemur Mirza coquereli x
Eastern fork-marked lemur Phanerfurdfer furdfer x
Pariente's fork-marked lemur Phanerfurcifer parienti x
Pale fork-marked lemur Phanerfurdfer pallescens x
Amber Mountain fork-marked lemur Phanerfurdfer electromontis x
Megaladapidae Family -- Weasel or Sportive lemurs
Weasel sportive lemur Lepilemur mustelinus x
Small-toothed sportive lemur Lepilemur microdon x
Northern sportive lemur Lepilemur septentrionalis x
Grey-backed sportive lemur Lepilemur dorsalis x
Milne-Edwards sportive lemur Lepilemur edwardsi x
Red-tailed sportive lemur Lepilemur ruficaudatus x
White-footed sportive lemur Lepilemur leucopus x
Lemuridae Family -- True lemurs
Eastern grey bamboo lemur Hapalemur griseus griseus
Western grey bamboo lemur Hapalemur griseus ocddentalis
Lake Alaotra reed lemur Hapalemur griseus alaotrensis
Golden bamboo lemur Hapalemur aureus
Greater bamboo lemur Hapalemur simus
Ring-tailed lemur lemur catta
Mongoose lemur Eulemur mongoz
Crowned lemur Eulemur coronatus
Red-bellied lemur Eulemur rubriventer
Common brown lemur Eulemurfulvus fulvus
Sanford's brown Eulemur fulvus sandfordi
White-fronted brown lemur Eulemur fulvus albifrons
Red-fronted brown lemur Eulemurfulvus rufus
White-collared brown lemur Eulemur fulvus albocollaris
Collared brown lemur Eulemur fulvus collaris
Black lemur Eulemur macaco macaco
Blue-eyed black lemur Eulemur macaco flavifrons
Black-and-white ruffed lemur Varecia variegata variegata
Red ruffed lemur Varecia variegata rubra
Indriidae Family -- Indris
Eastern sifaka Sifaka laniger
Western sifaka Sifaka occidentalis
Diademed sifaka Propithecus diadema diadema
Milne-Edward's sifaka Propithecus diadema edwardsi
Silky sifaka Propithecus diadema candidus
Perrier's sifaka Propithecus diadema perrieri
Verreaux's sifaka Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi
Coquerel's sifaka Propithecus verreauxi coquereli
Decken's sifaka Propithecus verreauxi deckeni
Crowned sifaka Propithecus verreauxi coronatus
Golden-crowned sifaka Propithecus tattersalli
Indri Indri indri
Dauebntoniidae Family -- Aye-aye
Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis x
Carnivores
Fanaloka or striped Fossa fossana x
Falanouc Eupleres goudotii x
Fosa Cryptoprocta ferox
Ring-tailed mongoose Calidia elegans
Narrow-striped mongoose Mungotictis decemlineata
Tenrecs
Common tenrec Tenrec ecaudatus x
Greater hedgehog tenrec Setifer setosus x
Lesser hedgehog tenrec Echinops telfairi x
Lowland streaked tenrec Hemicentetes semispinosus
Large-eared tenrec Geogale aurita x
Rodents
Giant jumping rat Hypogeomys antimena x
Red forest rat Nesomys rufus
Lowland red forest rat Nesomys audeberti
Bats
Madagascar flying fox Pteropus rufus x
Commerson's leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros commersoni x

This table is derived from the Bradt Travel Guide to Madagascar 2001.

Mammals by region:
Dry habitats of Madagascar
Eastern habitats of Madagascar
Rainforest of Madagascar
Spiny forest of Madagascar
Western habitats of Madagascar

Vegetation zones in Madagascar


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