Berthe's mouse lemur facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMadame Berthe's mouse lemur
|Distribution of M. berthae|
Berthe's mouse lemur or Madame Berthe's mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae) is the smallest mouse lemur and the smallest primate in the world. Its average body length is 9.2 cm (3.6 in) and seasonal weight is around 30 g (1.1 oz).
This primate was found in 1992 in the dry Kirindy Forest in western Madagascar. After its discovery genetic studies showed it was as a new species, M. berthae.
This lemur is named after the conservationist and primatologist Berthe Rakotosamimanana of Madagascar, who was the Secretary General of the Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche des Primates (GERP) from its founding until her death in 2005.
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