A small Madagascan primate related to the mouse lemur, feeding primarily on fruit and gums.
- Family Cheirogaleidae: three genera and four species.
- Coquerel's dwarf lemur and the fork-marked dwarf lemur are active year-round.
- The fat-tail dwarf lemur gorges on fruit, flowers, and insects during a short rainy season between December and February.
- This ancestor resembled a modern dwarf lemur, weighing 1 to 2 pounds, and led a nocturnal life in tropical forests, the scientists theorize.
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Syllabification: dwarf le·mur
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