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Coquerels sifaka - Propithecus coquereli Coquerels sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), is a medium sized primate in one of the lemur families, Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to an arboreal existence that on the ground its only means of locomotion is hopping. The species lives in small troops which forage for food. Coquerels sifaka,Propithecus coquereli,indriidae,lemur,lemure,madagascar,mammalia,primates,propithecus,propithecus verreauxi,sifaka,verreaux sifaka Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Coquerels sifaka - Propithecus coquereli

Coquerels sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), is a medium sized primate in one of the lemur families, Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to an arboreal existence that on the ground its only means of locomotion is hopping. The species lives in small troops which forage for food.

    comments (5)

  1. Wow, you could almost touch it with the 14mm? Posted 4 years ago
  2. Great shot, Love the look on its face. Posted 4 years ago
  3. lovely composition.... superb Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
  4. From today's Facebook post:
    The endangered Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is a medium-sized lemur endemic to Madagascar. These graceful, arboreal creatures leap from tree to tree with amazing accuracy. Thanks to their powerful hind legs, they can easily clear distances of about 10 meters (30 feet)! And, if they must travel along the ground, they do so by skipping! {Spotted in Madagascar by JungleDragon user, Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca} #JungleDragon
    Posted 6 months ago
  5. Simply precious! Posted 6 months ago

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Coquerel's sifaka is a diurnal, medium-sized lemur of the sifaka genus ''Propithecus''. Like all lemurs, it is endemic to Madagascar. It was once considered to be a subspecies of Verreaux's sifaka, but was eventually granted full species level.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Barry
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By Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca

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Uploaded Dec 26, 2014. Captured Oct 30, 2014 14:52.
  • NIKON D4
  • f/7.1
  • 10/12500s
  • ISO640
  • 14mm