Perrier's sifaka

Perrier's sifaka

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Propithecus perrieri
WEIGHT
3.7-6 kg
LENGTH
48.9 cm

Perrier's sifaka is a lemur endemic to Madagascar. It was formerly considered to be a subspecies of diademed sifaka It has a very small range in northeastern Madagascar where its habitat is dry deciduous or semihumid forest. Part of its range is in protected areas. It is an almost entirely black sifaka and measures about 90 cm, half of which is a bushy tail. Females are slightly larger than males. It moves in small family groups through the canopy feeding on fruit, leaves, flowers, buds, and seeds. Groups have territories around one hectare and vocalise with each other. The main threats faced by this sifaka are habitat destruction and fragmentation due to slash-and-burn agriculture, charcoal gathering, and logging. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as "critically endangered".

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Di

Diurnal

Fo

Folivore

Fr

Frugivore

He

Herbivore

Ar

Arboreal

Is

Island endemic

Sc

Scansorial

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

P

starts with

Distribution

Geography

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Countries
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Perrier's sifaka habitat map

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Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
5 to 6 months
BABY CARRYING
4.36
INDEPENDENT AGE
2 years

References

1. Perrier's sifaka Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrier's_sifaka
2. Perrier's sifaka on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18361/115573556

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