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Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur

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The Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur or Lesser Dwarf Lemur is endemic to Madagascar. The <i>Western Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur</i> (Cheirogaleus medius) is home to the dry forest in the west of the island. The <i>Southern Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur</i> (Cheirogaleus adipicaudatus) can be found in the moist evergreen forest of southeastern Madagascar.
[[File:Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur 001.jpg|600px|thumb|none|Photo of a Western Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur in the [[Kirindy Forest]] by Miyabi Nakabayashi, 2010]]
The Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur lives in small groups. Mating period is end of November, just after the winter sleep. After about 61 days the female gives birth to an offspring of 1 - 4.
The [[fossa]], [[Madagascar harrier-hawk]], [[Madagascar buzzard]] as well as the [[Madagascar ground boa]] and [[Madagascar tree boa]] are predators of the Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur.<br><br>   '''Local name for the Southern Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur'''<br>Matavirambo<br><br> '''Local names for the Western Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur'''<br>Matavirambo, Kely Be-ohy, Tsidy and Tsidihy<br><br>
'''Scientific classification'''<br>

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