Subscribe Latest Issues Menu. Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. [44] While feeding, females appear to be dominant, gaining first access to food. They were also protected under CITES Appendix I as of 1973. Fork-marked lemurs or fork-crowned lemurs are strepsirrhine primates; the four species comprise the genus Phaner. [36] Unlike other lemurs, fork-marked lemurs do not scent-mark, and instead use vocalizations during territorial confrontations. Scientific Collections ... Name Homonyms Phaner furcifer (de Blainville, 1839) Common names ... Masoala Fork-crowned Lemur in English Masoala Fork-marked Lemur in English Masoala Fork-marked Lemur in English fork-marked lemur in English Bibliographic References. Phaner Gray, 1870 – fork-marked lemurs : Direct Children: Species: Phaner electromontis Groves and Tattersall, 1991 – Montagne d'Ambre Fork-marked Lemur, Mt. Phaner electromontis is a light gray species of fork-marked lemur. Phaner Gray, 1870 – fork-marked lemurs : Direct Children: Species: Phaner electromontis Groves and Tattersall, 1991 – Montagne d'Ambre Fork-marked Lemur, Mt. [30] Males have a scent gland on the middle of their throat,[27] which is approximately 20 mm (0.79 in) wide and pink in color. Their face and stripe actually reminds me of slow lorises. [48] They are considered very vocal animals, and have a complex range of calls. Phaner electromontis is a light gray species of fork-marked lemur. Masoala Fork-Marked Lemur . Fork-marked lemurs (the genus Phaner) are primates native to Madagascar. Discover How Long Sahafary Sportive Lemur Lives. MORE IN LEMUR CATEGORY. (unpubl.) Because of their fast movement, individuals can easily defend their territories by traversing it within 5 minutes. [36], Mating has been observed to take place at the end of the dry season, in early November, and births were inferred between late February and early March. Common Name(s): Pariente's Fork-crowned Lemur [English] Sambirano Fork-marked Lemur [English] Taxonomic Status: Current Standing: valid Data Quality Indicators: Record Credibility Rating: verified - … [6] On average, males make approximately 30 loud calls per hour,[37][43] and are most vocal at dusk and dawn. Phaner electromontis is a light gray species of fork-marked lemur. They were originally placed in the genus Lemur in 1839, later moved between the genera Cheirogaleus and Microcebus, and given their own genus in 1870 by John Edward Gray. The animal emerges at dusk from its sleeping hole in a large tree such as a baobab, or the abandoned nest of a Coquerel's giant mouse lemur (Mirza coquereli), moving directly to each Terminalia tree in turn, feeding on the gum and moving on to the next tree. Literature searches by Dunkel et al. Red Ruffed Lemur. Family Cheirogaleidae consists of the mouse lemurs (smallest of all primates), the dwarf lemurs, and the fork-marked lemurs and their allies. Like most lemuriform primates, it has a toothcomb; in Phaner species, the toothcomb has evolved to be more robust and is used to scrape the gum that exudes from holes on a tree made by insects. One of 50 different lemur species, ring-tailed lemurs use their tails to send signals (such as “follow me”) to each other. The Masoala fork-marked lemur (Phaner furcifer), also known as the eastern fork-marked lemur or Masoala fork-crowned lemur, is a species of lemur found in the coastal forests of northeastern Madagascar. Similarly, other fork-marked lemur species also occur over a wide range of elevations (Mittermeier et al. Crowned lemur. Since then, the "fork-marked" prefix has become more widely used. As many as 30 sleeping sites may be used over the course of a year, each for a variable length of time. [8] After comparing museum specimens, paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall and physical anthropologist Colin Groves recognized three new subspecies in 1991: the Pale fork-marked lemur (P. f. pallescens), Pariente's fork-marked lemur (P. f. parienti), and the Amber Mountain fork-marked lemur (P. f. [8] In 1850, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire moved the fork-marked lemurs to the genus Cheirogaleus (dwarf lemurs),[9] but they were also commonly listed in the genus Microcebus (mouse lemurs). Measures of their population density vary widely, from 50 to 550 individuals per square kilometer (250 acres), but these numbers are thought to reflect only small, gum-rich areas, and therefore only small, clustered populations with an overall low population density. It is listed on Appendix I of CITES, and receives some protection from being present in several national parks, but the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being endangered. Fork-marked lemurs are the among the largest of the cheirogaleids. Scientific name Common name Classified Average size Conservation status References; Allocebus trichotis: Hairy-eared dwarf lemur: 1875, Günther: Species Phaner furcifer fork-marked lemur. Family: Cheirogaleidae. orange = P. electromontis[5]. Information in those accounts belong to the protected area lemurs ” ( family Lemuridae ) five... 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