Lemur catta (Primates: Lemuridae)

  title={Lemur catta (Primates: Lemuridae)},
  author={Don E. Wilson and Elizabeth Hanlon},
Abstract Lemur catta Linnaeus, 1758, is a lemurid commonly called the ring-tailed lemur. A strikingly colored, long-tailed lemur, it is the only species in the genus Lemur. It occurs in the southern half of Madagascar, where it inhabits a variety of forested habitats. It is listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) anatomy
The normal anatomy of the ring-tailed lemur is described as a reference for clinical use and species identification for accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Ring-Tailed Lemurs: A Species Re-Imagined
The focus of this special volume is to ‘re-imagine' the ‘flagship species of Madagascar', bringing together three generations of lemur scholars.
Food preferences and nutrient composition in zoo-housed ring-tailed lemurs, Lemur catta
The Evolution of Grooming and Hand Use in Primates: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
This essay explores the paleontological, anatomical, cognitive, ethological, and neurological roots of the origins of the behavioural divide between simians and prosimians, and proposes a “licking to picking” hypothesis to explain a potential link between manual grooming and object manipulation.
Thoracic Limb Morphology of the Ring‐tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) Evidenced by Gross Osteology and Radiography
The morphology of the thoracic limb of captive ring‐tailed lemurs evidenced by gross osteology and radiography as a guide for clinical use is described and areas of increased soft tissue opacity are superimposed over the proximalhalf of the humerus and distal half of the antebrachium in male animals as a result of the scent gland.
The phylogenetic system of primates—character evolution in the light of a consolidated tree
  • H. Herlyn
  • Biology
    Organisms Diversity & Evolution
  • 2016
More than 200 evolutionary changes in hard and soft tissue anatomy/morphology, behavior, physiology, and protein constitution are presented in the context of their functional relevance and adaptive value.
Social networks differ depending on aggressive and affiliative interactions of captive ring-tailed lemurs (Lemurcatta)
Social network analysis provides a deeper understanding of the dynamic social relationships within a social group through identifying centrality, subgroups, isolated individuals and preferred or
Influence of social tolerance on social learning
It is concluded that close proximity as well as outcome of aggression can serve as consistent measures of social tolerance, and the influence of socialolerance on social learning is investigated.
Hand preference on unimanual and bimanual tasks in strepsirrhines: The case of the ring‐tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
Findings from this study highlight the presence of a right hand preference in ring‐tailed lemurs, shedding new light on the evolution of human right handedness.
The Animal-Visitor Interaction Protocol (AVIP) for the assessment of Lemur catta walk-in enclosure in zoos
Animal–Visitor Interactions (AVI) are activities offered by zoos and other tourism facilities, in which visitors come into close contact with animals. These activities can promote conservational and


A high mountain population of the ring-tailed lemur Lemur catta on the Andringitra Massif, Madagascar
The ring-tailed lemur Lemur catta is generally considered to be a species of dry deciduous forest, gallery forest and spiny thorn scrub at relatively low altitudes. During a survey of the summit zone
Population ecology of the ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta, and the white sifaka, Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi, at Berenty, Madagascar, 1981.
Behavioural data obtained shows the niche between these two, potentially competitive, sympatric lemurs, at Berenty in southern Madagascar and their influence on the distribution is investigated.
Lemur catta: Ecology and Behavior
From April 1972 to May 1973, we studied Lemur catta in a gallery forest reserve in Berenty, Madagascar. We directed our observations toward two aspects of lemur behavior. One study dealt with feeding
A Preliminary Study of the Behavior and Ecology of Lemur fulvus rufus Audebert 1800
The focus of the study was to compare sympatric populations of L. f.
Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros: The Iucn Red Data Book
This volume provides the most comprehensive review available on the conservation status of lemurs. All lemurs of Madagascar are described and for each species a detailed account is provided with
Systematics of the Lemuridae (Primates, Strepsirhini)
The vocal repertoire of the ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta).
  • J. Macedonia
  • Physics
    Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology
  • 1993
The size, acoustic variability and development of the ringtailed lemur's vocal repertoire are compared to prior assessments for this species as well as for other primates.
Genetic tests of the taxonomic status of the ring‐tailed lemur (Lemur catta) from the high mountain zone of the Andringitra Massif, Madagascar
Results indicate that taxonomic revision is not warranted under the expectations of the phylogenetic, coalescent, or biological species concepts, and the genetic patterns observed among the Andringitra and lowland mitochondrial haplotypes are consistent with those expected for a single species.
Infanticide among ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar
During an intertroop encounter, an infanticide was observed in a population of ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. The killer was a male that had not been previously
Ringtailed lemur biology : Lemur catta in Madagascar
Temporal Change in Tooth Size Among Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar: Effects of an Environmental Fluctuation.