New Species of Lemur Discovered

Ain’t it cute? It’s called Microcebus lehilahytsara and was discovered in Madagascar (where else).

You can find more info here

Added Later: Thoughts from Kansas has a more indepth post on the lemur – as well as pictures of the second new lemur. Check it out.

Added Even Later: One of the more interesting things about Josh’s post is the few tidbits of info we learn about Steve Goodman. We need more of this kind of thing. Not because we should all be name droppers but because it puts a human face on science and makes it harder for those who oppose science. If one knows about someone like Steve Goodman who “…basically lives in the field, coming back to the Field Museum now and then to drop off specimens…” it becomes harder to believe scientists are engaged in some shadowy conspiracy to silence critics and enforce ideological conformity, etc.


8 Responses

  1. There’s another new species that they found.

    I blogged both, w/ photos.

  2. What a cute little creature! I’ll take two, afarensis. I bet they taste like chicken…

  3. “Taste like chicken…” ohhh, nooo not the lemurs! Wait a minute, I’ll bet this is really CottonSaddieMango pretending to be oldwhitelady! If so, let me just point out that a mouse and a mouse lemur are entirely different things.

  4. That is such a cute lemur. The eyes remind me of a tarsier’s. I’m going to check out the other photos on Josh’s site.

  5. Dang! busted! Can’t we have two, anyway? We’ll be nice. We even have a credit card to pay for them… and to buy them some nice food, and toys, yeah, that’s the ticket. We’ll buy them some nice toys!

  6. No, Lemurs belong in the wild – not in kitties stomach!

  7. No, Lemurs belong in the wild – not in kitties stomach!

  8. Although…since you do have a credit card I can sell you some naked mole rats…how much did you say your credit card limit was?

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