Lemur catta (Primates: Lemuridae)
Don E. Wilson
Mamm Species (2010) 42 (854): 58-74.
25 March 2010
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.