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Ruffed Lemur

Ruffed Lemur
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 4:03
Viewed: 6046
Points: 8
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Ruffed Lemur
(Varecia Variegata)

Status: Classified as Endangered (EN A1cd) on the IUCN Red List 2004 and listed on Appendix I of CITES.

The ruffed lemur is the largest of the lemur family, and is divided into two very distinctive subspecies; the black-and-white ruffed lemur (V. variegata) and the red ruffed lemur (V. rubra). The two subspecies are similar in shape, size, life history and behaviour but are different in colouration and habitat. The black-and-white ruffed lemur has, as its name suggests, a black and white pelage with white tufted ears, a long tail and bright, beady yellow eyes. The red ruffed lemur is a striking chestnut red colour, with a much more dense and luxuriant pelage, and a black coloured face, limbs and tail.

Source: www.arkive.org

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Hi Andrea,
You are going on with this cute lemur. Red eyes are nice again. Very good photo of the strange subject.

Certo che in Madagascar girano dei bei personaggi!!

Nice photo - I tend to focus too much on the animal which doesnt give the feel for its environment but this shot does that well.

Such a beautiful creature that you've captured. I like the surroundings as well. Very natural...
Well done...

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