Saturday, October 1, 2016

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE


There are two subspecies of the black lemur, the black lemur Eulemur macaco macaco and the Sclater’s or blue eyed lemur E. m. flavifrons. These subspecies are similar in size, shape and behaviour, though they differ in their coat and eye colour and their habitat preferences (2). In both subspecies the sexes look quite different from each other. Male black lemurs have a dark brown to black pelage with black tufted ears and beady yellow-orange eyes, while females look so different they were thought for a long time to be a different species (4). Black lemur females are tawny ...

Black lemurVIDEO

ARKive video - Infant black lemur, ssp. <i> macaco</i>

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