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Gray mouse lemur
A large-eyed lemur perched on a wooden rod with the long furry tail dropping down
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
CITES Appendix I (CITES)
Scientific classification
Map of Madagascar off the African coast, showing a highlighted range (in red) mostly along the west coast, a small region in the southeast, and a questionable area in the south.
Distribution of Microcebus murinus
Synonyms
  • Chirogalus gliroides A. Grandidier, 1868
  • Galago madagascarensis É. Geoffroy, 1812
  • Prosimia minima Boddaert, 1785
  • Cheirogaleus minor Gray, 1842
  • Myocebus palmarum Lesson, 1840
  • Lemur prehensilis Kerr, 1792
  • Lemur pusillus É. Geoffroy, 1795

The gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), is a type of lemur. It is only found on the island of Madagascar. It is also called the grey mouse lemur or lesser mouse lemur. It weighs 58 to 67 grams (2.0 to 2.4 oz). It is the largest mouse lemur.

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