Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi - Verreaux's Sifaka



RANGE and DISTRIBUTION: Dry and spiny forests of southern and southwest Madagascar from the Tsiribihina River to Andohahela. Easily seen at Berenty and Andohahela.

SIZE: 3 to 4 kg

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

LOCAL NAMES: Sifaka

NOTES:
  • Sifakas feed on leaves, fruit and flowers. Verreaux's sifaka is the most common species of sifaka. At home in the trees, sifakas are powerful jumpers but on the ground they are somewhat awkward due to their splayed feet. Since trees in their habitat are often dispersed, sifakas cross open ground by sashaying on their hind legs with arms aloft. They are often known as ""dancing lemurs"". Sifakas also have the remarkable ability to leaping from tree to tree in the spiny forest where virtually every branch is covered with thorns or spines.
  • Web links for Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi :

    Verreaux's sifaka - Propithecus verreauxi - ARKive -- Subspecies: Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) classified as Vulnerable
    Verreaux's sifaka - Propithecus verreauxi: More Information ... -- VU - A2cd) on the IUCN Red List 2004 (1), and listed on Appendix I of CITES (7).
    Sifaka -- Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) is mostly white usually with
    Species of the Lemurs of Madagascar -- A. Grandidier, 1867 IUCN Red List Status (1996): Vulnerable/A2cd For subspecies
    Lower Taxa of the Lemurs of Madagascar -- Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi. (A. Grandidier, 1867) IUCN Red List Status
    Picture: Leaping Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi lemur -- Leaping Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi lemur. ... Title: Leaping Propithecus verreauxi
    Picture: Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) in ... -- Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) in tree. WildMadagascar.
    PARASITOLOGIC ANALYSES OF THE SIFAKA (PROPITHECUS VERREAUXI ... -- 34, No. 3, pp. 274–277. PARASITOLOGIC ANALYSES OF THE SIFAKA (PROPITHECUS
    Increase in tannin consumption by sifaka ( Propithecus verreauxi ... -- Increase in tannin consumption by sifaka ( Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) females


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