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The world's most endangered lemurs


Chart: conservation status of the world's lemurs
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's lemurs


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
INDRIIDAEPropithecus candidusSilky Sifaka, Silky SimponaCRdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus perrieriPerrier's Sifaka, Perriers SifakaCRdecreasing
LEMURIDAEHapalemur alaotrensisAlaotran Gentle Lemur, Alaotra Reed Lemur, Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur, Lake Alaotra Gentle LemurCRdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur flavifronsBlue-eyed Black Lemur, Sclater's Black Lemur, Sclaters LemurCRdecreasing
LEMURIDAEProlemur simusBroad-nosed Gentle Lemur, Greater Bamboo LemurCRdecreasing
LEMURIDAEVarecia variegataBlack-and-white Ruffed Lemur, Ruffed LemurCRdecreasing
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur septentrionalisNorthern Sportive Lemur, Sahafary Sportive LemurCRdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus adipicaudatusSouthern Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur, Spiny Desert Dwarf Lemur, Spiny Forest Dwarf LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus bongolavensisBongolava Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus crossleyiCrossley's Dwarf Lemur, Furry-eared Dwarf LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus danfossorumDanfoss' Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus jollyaeJolly's Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus lehilahytsaraGoodman's Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus mamiratraClaire's Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus minusculusLesser Iron-grey Dwarf LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus mittermeieriMittermeier's Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus myoxinusPeters Mouse Lemur, Pygmy Mouse Lemur, Western Rufous Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus ravusGreater Iron-grey Dwarf Lemur, Large Iron-grey Dwarf LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus sibreeiSibree's Dwarf LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus simmonsiSimmons' Mouse LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEAllocebus trichotisHairy-eared Dwarf LemurDDunknown
INDRIIDAEAvahi betsileoBetsileo Woolly LemurDDunknown
INDRIIDAEAvahi meridionalisSouthern Woolly LemurDDunknown
INDRIIDAEAvahi peyrierasiPeyrieras' Woolly LemurDDunknown
INDRIIDAEAvahi ramanantsoavanaiRamantsoavana's Southern Woolly LemurDDunknown
INDRIIDAEAvahi unicolorSambirano Avahi, Sambirano Woolly LemurDDunknown
LEMURIDAEEulemur rufusAudebert's Brown Lemur, Red Brown Lemur, Red-fronted Brown LemurDDdecreasing
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur aeeclisAntafia Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur ahmansonorumAhmansons Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur betsileoBetsileo Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur dorsalisGrays Sportive Lemur, Grey-backed Sportive Lemur, Nossi-bé Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur fleuretaeFleurete's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur grewcockorumGrewcock's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur hubbardorumHubbard's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur jamesorumJames' Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur leucopusDry-bush Weasel Lemur, White-footed Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur microdonLight-necked Sportive Lemur, Microdon Sportive Lemur, Small-toothed Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur milanoiiDaraina Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur mittermeieriMittermeier's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur mustelinusGreater Sportive Lemur, Greater Weasel Lemur, Weasel Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur ottoOtto's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur petteriPetter's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur randrianasoloiRandrianasolo's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur ruficaudatusLesser Weasel Lemur, Red-tailed Sportive LemurDDdecreasing
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur sahamalazensisSahamalaza Peninsula Sportive Lemur, Sahamalaza Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur sealiSeal's Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur tymerlachsonorumHawks' Sportive Lemur, Nosy Be Sportive LemurDDunknown
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur wrightaeWright's Sportive LemurDDunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus berthaeBerthe's Mouse Lemur, Berthes Mouse Lemur, Madame Berthe's Mouse LemurENdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus ravelobensisGolden-brown Mouse LemurENdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus sambiranensisSambirano Mouse LemurENdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus tavaratraNorthern Rufous Mouse Lemur, Tavaratra Mouse LemurENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEAvahi cleeseiBemaraha Woolly Lemur, John Cleese's AvahiENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus coquereliCoquerel's Sifaka, Crowned SifakaENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus coronatusCrowned SifakaENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus diademaDiademed SifakaENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus edwardsiMilne-edward's Sifaka, Milne-edwards' Sifaka, Milne-edwardss SimponaENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEIndri indriIndriENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEAvahi occidentalisLorenz Von Liburnaus Woolly Lemur, Western Avahi, Western Woolly LemurENdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus tattersalliGolden-crowned Sifaka, Tattersall's SifakaENunknown
LEMURIDAEHapalemur aureusGolden Bamboo Lemur, Golden LemurENdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur cinereicepsWhite-collared Brown Lemur, White-collared LemurENdecreasing
LEMURIDAEVarecia rubraRed-ruffed Lemur, Red Ruffed LemurENdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur sanfordiSanford's Brown LemurENdecreasing
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur ankaranensisAnkarana Sportive LemurENdecreasing
PALAEOPROPITHECIDAEPalaeopropithecus ingensLarge Sloth LemurEX
CHEIROGALEIDAEPhaner furciferEastern Fork-marked Lemur, Masoala Fork-marked LemurLCdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus griseorufusGrey-brown Mouse LemurLCdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus majorGeoffroy's Dwarf Lemur, Greater Dwarf LemurLCunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAECheirogaleus mediusFat-tailed Dwarf Lemur, Lesser Dwarf Lemur, Western Fat-tailed Dwarf LemurLCunknown
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus murinusGray Mouse-lemur, Grey Mouse-lemur, Lesser Mouse-lemurLCdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEPhaner pallescensPale Fork-marked Lemur, Western Fork-marked LemurLCdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMicrocebus rufusBrown Mouse-lemur, Rufous Mouse-lemur, Rufous Mouse Lemur, Russet Mouse-lemurLCdecreasing
INDRIIDAEAvahi lanigerAvahi, Eastern Avahi, Eastern Woolly Lemur, Gmelin's Woolly Lemur, Woolly Indris, Woolly LemurLCdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMirza coquereliCoquerel's Dwarf Lemur, Coquerel's Giant Mouse Lemur, Coquerel's Mouse-lemurNTdecreasing
DAUBENTONIIDAEDaubentonia madagascariensisAye-ayeNTdecreasing
LEMURIDAELemur cattaRing-tailed LemurNTdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur fulvusBrown Lemur, Common Brown LemurNTdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur rufifronsBennett's Brown Lemur, Red-fronted Brown LemurNTdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEPhaner electromontisAmber Mountain Fork-marked Lemur, Montagne D Ambre Fork-marked LemurVUdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEPhaner parientiPariente's Fork-marked Lemur, Sambirano Fork-marked LemurVUdecreasing
CHEIROGALEIDAEMirza zazaNorthern Giant Mouse LemurVUdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus deckeniiDecken's Sifaka, Van Der Deckens SifakaVUdecreasing
INDRIIDAEPropithecus verreauxiVerreaux's SifakaVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur albifronsWhite-fronted Brown Lemur, White-fronted LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur collarisCollared Brown Lemur, Red-collared LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur coronatusCrowned LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEHapalemur griseusBamboo Lemur, Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Grey Gentle Lemur, Lesser Bamboo LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur macacoBlack LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEHapalemur meridionalisRusty-gray Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Southern Grey Bamboo Lemur, Southern Lesser Bamboo LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur mongozMongoose LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEHapalemur occidentalisSambirano Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Western Gentle Lemur, Western Grey Bamboo Lemur, Western Lesser Bamboo LemurVUdecreasing
LEMURIDAEEulemur rubriventerRed-bellied LemurVUdecreasing
LEPILEMURIDAELepilemur edwardsiMilne-edwards's Sportive LemurVUdecreasing


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.





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