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Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)

Synonyms: Lemur bruneus; Lemur mayottensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), or brown lemur, is a species of lemur in the family Lemuridae. It is found in Madagascar and Mayotte.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.7
EDGE Score: 2.73


Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  3 months 28 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [2]  36 years
Weaning [2]  5 months 3 days
Adult Weight [2]  6.945 lbs (3.15 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  83 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Plants [3]  70 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  1 year 8 months
Male Maturity [2]  1 year 6 months


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

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Acrantophis madagascariensis (Madagascar ground boa)[6]
Cryptoprocta ferox (Fossa)[8]


Parasitized by 
Acinetobacter lwoffii[9]
Enterobacter amnigenus[9]
Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae)[9]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de 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
3Hamish 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
4Plants Consumed by Eulemur fulvus in Comoros Islands (Mayotte) and Potential Effects on Intestinal Parasites, A. Nègre, L. Tarnaud, J. F. Roblot, J. C. Gantier and J. Guillot, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 27, No. 6, December 2006
5Fruit-frugivore interactions in a Malagasy littoral forest: a community-wide approach of seed dispersal, An Bollen, UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN 2003
6Jorrit 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.
7"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
8Predation on Milne-Edward's sifaka (Propithecus diadema edwardsi) by the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) in the rain forest of southeastern Madagascar, Patricia C. Wright, S. Kimberly Heckscher, Amy E. Dunham, Folia Primatol 1997;68:34-43
9Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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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