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Von der Decken's sifaka

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Von der Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) is a sifaka endemic to Madagascar. It has a length of 92 to 107 centimeters, of which 42-48 centimeters are tail.[4] Von der Decken's Sifaka lives in western Madagascar.[4] It lives in dry deciduous forest.[4]

Its pelage is usually creamy white, with tinges of yellow-gold, silver grey or pale brown on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs. The face is entirely black.[4] Group size is between 2 and 10 individuals, with groups of 3 to 6 most common.[4]

The IUCN lists its status as critically endangered, and it is listed in CITES Appendix I.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c King, T. & Rakotonirina, L. (2020). "Propithecus deckenii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T18357A115572684. Retrieved 10 July 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b "Checklist of CITES Species". CITES. UNEP-WCMC. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  4. ^ a b c d e Garbutt, Nick (2007). Mammals of Madagascar, A Complete Guide. pp. 196–197.
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Von der Decken's sifaka: Brief Summary

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Von der Decken's sifaka (Propithecus deckenii) is a sifaka endemic to Madagascar. It has a length of 92 to 107 centimeters, of which 42-48 centimeters are tail. Von der Decken's Sifaka lives in western Madagascar. It lives in dry deciduous forest.

Its pelage is usually creamy white, with tinges of yellow-gold, silver grey or pale brown on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs. The face is entirely black. Group size is between 2 and 10 individuals, with groups of 3 to 6 most common.

The IUCN lists its status as critically endangered, and it is listed in CITES Appendix I.

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