Looking for Lemurs
- Leaping Lemurs! // Weekly Reader News - Edition 4;10/28/2005, Vol. 87 Issue 8, p2
Reports on the discovery of two new species of lemurs in Madagascar. Characteristics of the new species; Designation of the small lemur's name after the scientist Steve Goodman; Naming the giant mouse lemur in honor of Madagascar's children.
- Minister of lemurs. // New Scientist;11/12/2005, Vol. 188 Issue 2525, p6
The article presents information on the newly discovered lemur species, named Avahi cleesei, that weighs less than a kilogram and eats leaves. Its long legs are the only physical attribute it shares with John Cleese, says Urs Thalmann of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Thalmann and...
- The What, Why and How of Primate Taxonomy. Groves, Colin // International Journal of Primatology;Oct2004, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p1105
Taxonomy has a well-defined role, which is much more than simply stamp-collecting and pigeon-holing. Species are the units of classification, biogeography and conservation; as such they must be defined as objectively as possible. The biological species concept, still widely used in biology,...
- Dwarf bush baby. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Dwarf bush babies are tiny monkey-like creatures. They are the smallest bush babies and the smallest members of the family which includes lorises and pottos. They are also one of the two smallest animals in the group called primates. Dwarf bush babies are also called Demidoff's bush babies or...
- Elevational Ranges of Lemurs in the Humid Forests of Madagascar. Goodman, Steven M.; Ganzhorn, J�rg U. // International Journal of Primatology;Apr2004, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p331
The geological history of Madagascar contains events that may have given rise to unusual factors that molded the primate communities of the island. In order to understand the impact of the factors we reviewed the elevational distribution of extant primate species in the humid forests. The...
- Greater dwarf lemur. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Greater dwarf lemurs are small primates (monkey-like creatures). They build nests in rain forest trees and move about slowly at night looking for food.
- GOOD GOING. // Sierra;May/Jun2006, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p18
The article profiles the features of wild plants and animals found in Madagascar. Separated from mainland Africa about 160 million years ago, and from the Indian subcontinent 80 million years after that, Madagascar features a wild array of plant and animal species. Otherworldly Coquerel's sifaka...
- Ready�Set�BIOBLITZ! Moss, Meg // Ask;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p14
The article provides information on bioblitz, a method used by scientists to count as many animal species as possible in a particular area in 24 hours.
- BIOBLITZ. // Ask;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 5 Issue 6, preceding p1
The article offers step-by-step instructions on how to conduct a bioblitz for animal species.