Order : Primates
Family : Cheirogaleidae
Subfamily : Cheirogaleinae
Genus : Cheirogaleus
Animals in the genus Cheirogaleus
|Greater dwarf lemur|
|Fat-tailed dwarf lemur|
Facts about the genus Cheirogaleus, the dwarf lemurs
General characteristicsCheirogaleus is one of the smaller, nocturnal lemurs.
The basic group of Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemurs is comprised of an adult pair and their offspring. (Full text)
Dwarf lemurs are closely related to mouse lemurs. (Full text)
fat-tailed lemur Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemurs are one of the smallest lemurs. (Full text)
Mouse lemurs and dwarf lemurs are small nocturnal species found across virtually all habitats in Madagascar.
Animal Description: Dwarf Lemurs are among the smallest of prosimians!
During the rainy season (November through March) fat-tailed dwarf lemurs are very active, eating the plentiful food supply, mating and producing young.
Habitat and ecologyFat-tailed Dwarf Lemurs are found in both primary and well-established secondary forest (Martin, 1984).
The smaller mouse lemurs and dwarf lemurs are nocturnal, preferring to be active in the relative safety of nighttime darkness. (Full text)
Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemurs are one of the smallest lemurs. (Full text)
htm The Living Primates: The dwarf lemurs are nocturnal and highly arboreal.