Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mirza Gray, 1870

Monotypic prosimian genus to which Coquerel’s dwarf (mouse) lemur belongs. Discontinuous range along the coast of western Madagascar where it occupies dry deciduous forest. Arboreal; nocturnal; locomotion quadrupedal with leaping. Body mass ranges from 270 to 330 g. Dental formula: 3.1.3.3; omnivorous with diet including animal prey, fruit, nectar, gums, and insect secretions. Noyau, with overlapping male and female home ranges; sleep in leaf nests, sometimes with other individuals. This species is sometimes included in Microcebus, but is three times the size of those species and has different dental characteristics.

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