Allocebus trichotis | Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur

 

 

Primatology

 

Taxonomy

Allocebus trichotis is a monotypic species (no subspecies).

 

Occurrence

Madagascar 

 

IUCN Conservation Status

Vulnerable

 

The Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur was once considered to be close to extinction until it was rediscovered in 1989 [1]. It is currently only known from small, fragmented populations which continue to be threatened by hunting and habitat destruction [2].

 

Seeing this Species

 
Like some of the mouse lemurs (Microcebus), the dwarf lemurs (Cheirogaleus), the Pale Fork-crowned Lemur and the Aye-aye in Madagascar, the nocturnal Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur makes use of tree holes as sleeping sites during the day [see 3]. This species can be seen at several national parks and special reserves in Madagascar, including:
 

Marojejy National Park

Eleven species of lemurs can be found in this national park located in northeastern Madagascar.

 

Overlapping species: Aye-aye, Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Eastern Woolly Lemur, Greater Dwarf Lemur, Masoala Fork-crowned Lemur, Red-bellied Lemur, Rufous Mouse Lemur, Silky Sifaka, Weasel Sportive Lemur, White-fronted Brown Lemur  

 

Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve

Just like the Marojejy National Park, the Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve is also home to 11 species of lemurs of which nine are found in both places; while the national park has the Masoala Fork-crowned Lemur, the special reserve has the Indri

 

Overlapping species: Aye-aye, Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Eastern Woolly Lemur, Greater Dwarf Lemur, Indri, Red-bellied Lemur, Rufous Mouse Lemur, Silky Sifaka, Weasel Sportive Lemur, White-fronted Brown Lemur  

 

Masoala National Park

This national park in northeastern Madagascar is known to be one of the best places to see the Aye-aye. It houses a total of 10 species of lemurs.

 

Overlapping species: Aye-aye, Eastern Woolly Lemur, Gray Mouse Lemur, Greater Dwarf Lemur, Masoala Fork-crowned Lemur, Masoala Sportive Lemur, Masoala Woolly Lemur, Red Ruffed Lemur, White-fronted Brown Lemur

 

Mananara-Nord National Park

Thirteen species of lemurs can be found in this national park.

 

Overlapping species: Aye-aye, Indri 

 

Zahamena Strict Nature Reserve and National Park

 

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Analamazaotra Special Reserve

 

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Maromizaha Forest

 

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Forêt de Vohidrazana

 

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Maromizaha Forest

 

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Forêt de Vohidrazana

 

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Vohimana Forest

 

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Marotandrano Special Reserve

 

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Ambatovy Classified Forest

 

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References
[1] Meier B. and Albignac R., 1991. Rediscovery of Allocebus trichotis Guenther 1875 (Primates) in northeast Madagascar. Folia Primatologica 56: 57-63.
[2] Andriaholinirina N. et al., 2014. Allocebus trichotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. Downloaded on 04 June 2015.
[3] Biebouw K., Bearder S. and Nekaris A., 2009. Tree hole utilisation by the hairy-eared dwarf lemur (Allocebus trichotis) in Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Folia Primatologia 80: 89-103.
 
Illustration by Joseph Wolf & Joseph Smit, 1875. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Public Domain.

 

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