Definition of dwarf lemur in English:

dwarf lemur

Syllabification: dwarf le·mur


  • A small Madagascan primate related to the mouse lemur, feeding primarily on fruit and gums.
    • Family Cheirogaleidae: three genera and four species
    More example sentences
    • 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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