Coquerel's Sifaka
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Common Name Coquerel's Sifaka
Scientific Name Propithecus verreauxi coquereli
Range NW Madagascar
Status Endangered
Comments Coquerel's Sifaka is a subspecies of Verreaux's Sifaka, Propithecus verreauxi. Sifakas are a type of lemur, primitive primates found only in Madagascar. These plant eaters are arboreal but do not use their arms to swing from tree to tree like other primates. Instead they leap between trees using their powerful, long back legs. They are called "sifaka" because it's name resembles their alarm cry of shee-fa'-ka.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Propithecus
Species: Propithecus coquereli

last update 5/26/08
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