> Prolemur simus
Prolemur simus (greater bamboo lemur)
Synonyms: Hapalemur gallieni; Hapalemur simus
The greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) , also known as the broad-nosed bamboo lemur and the broad-nosed gentle lemur, is the largest bamboo lemur, at over five pounds or nearly 2.5 kilograms. It has greyish brown fur and white ear tufts, and has a head-body length of around one and a half feet, or forty to fifty centimeters. They have relatively long tails and long back legs for leaping vertically amongst the trees of their forest habitat .
|Adult Weight  ||3.83 lbs (1.74 kg)|
|Gestation  ||4 months 22 days|
|Litter Size  ||1|
|Maximum Longevity  ||18 years|
|Top 100 Endangered  ||Yes|
Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1
de 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 ♦ 2
Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species.
Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom. ♦ 3Group Composition, Home Range Size, and Diet of Three Sympatric Bamboo Lemur Species (Genus Hapalemur) in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
, Chia L. Tan, International Journal of Primatology, Vol.20, No. 4, 1999, pp. 547-566
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation
. Science, 342, 803–805 ♦ Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas
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