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Eulemur rubriventer (red-bellied lemur)

Synonyms: Lemur flaviventer; Lemur rufiventer; Prosimia rufipes

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) is a medium-sized strepsirrhine primate with a luxuriant chestnut brown coat. This lemur is endemic to eastern Madagascan rainforests and is distinguished by patches of white skin below the eyes, giving rise to a "teardrop" effect, particularly conspicuous in the male.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.17
EDGE Score: 3.8


Adult Weight [1]  3.89 lbs (1.77 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  86 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  70 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  4 months 10 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  20 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Madagascar lowland forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar subhumid forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mantadia National Park II 38395 Madagascar
Parc National de Marojejy National Park II 148550 Madagascar
Ranomafana National Park II 100646 Madagascar  
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra National Park II 76961 Madagascar
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve Ia 122363 Madagascar  
Reserve Speciale d'Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve IV 45390 Madagascar  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Prey / Diet

Ficus tiliifolia[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Coracopsis nigra (Lesser Vasa Parrot)1
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)1
Hartlaubius auratus (Madagascar Starling)1
Hypsipetes madagascariensis (Malagasy Bulbul)1
Propithecus diadema (diademed sifaka)1
Varecia variegata (ruffed lemur)1
Zosterops maderaspatanus (Madagascar White-eye)1


Accipiter henstii (Henst's Goshawk)[4]
Cryptoprocta ferox (Fossa)[4]
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)[5]
Homo sapiens (man)[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africa Alive!
Apenheul Primate Park
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Badoca Safari Park
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
City of Belfast Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dierenpark Wissel
Drusillas Zoo Park
Duke Lemur Center
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
HeverJardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux
Jardin Zoologique de la Ville de Lyon
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Le Parc des Felins
Manor House Wildlife Park
Mulhouse Zoo
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc Zoologique de Tregomeur
Parco Natura Viva
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Randers Regnskov
Reserve Zoologique de Calviac
Szeged Zoo
Thoiry Zoological Park
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbH
Twycross Zoo
Valencia Bioparc, Rainforest S.A.
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Woburn Safari Park
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
4Predation on Lemurs in the Rainforest of Madagascar by Multiple Predator Species: Observations and Experiments, Sarah M. Karpanty and Patricia C. Wright, Primate Anti-Predator Strategies, Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, 2007, Part 2, 77-99
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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