|Gerp's mouse lemur (Microcebus gerpi). |
Photo by Blanchard Randrianambinina from WildMadagascar.
Named after GERP (Groupe d'Étude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar), the newly described Gerp's mouse lemur (Microcebus gerpi) weighs in at about 2.4 ounces. The distribution of M. gerpi is not fully unknown but the researchers posit that their habitat is highly fragmented.
It's closest neighbor, the Goodman's mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) is much smaller in size compared to M. gerpi. Goodman's mouse lemur was described in early 2007.
|Goodman mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara). |
Photo from Primatology.net.