Three new primate species discovered in Madagascar

Posted by on April 15, 2016 12:18 pm
Categories: Science

Scientists have described three new species of mouse lemurs. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. As little as 20 years ago, only two species of these small, nocturnal primates were known. New genetic methods and expeditions to remote areas have made the new descriptions possible.

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