Microcebus manitatra

Microcebus manitatra

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Microcebus manitatra

The Bemanasy mouse lemur, Microcebus manitatra, is a species of mouse lemur described in 2016 from Madagascar. It was discovered by a team of researchers at the German Primate Center. It was initially discovered among closely related species such as Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, Boraha mouse lemur, and Ganzhorn's mouse lemur. Morphological similarity made it impossible to identify them as distinct species. A genetic study was done in collaboration with scientists at the University of Kentucky, the Duke Lemur Center and the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. The mtDNA sequencing revealed that the species was unique.

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1. Microcebus manitatra Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcebus_manitatra
2. Microcebus manitatra on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163313848/163313878

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