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Claire's Mouse Lemur (Microcebus mamiratra) is a newly described species of lemur from the genus of the mouse lemurs (Microcebus). It lives on the island Nosy Bémarker in the Antsirananamarker province of Madagascarmarker, and on the mainland near the village of Manehoka, including Lokobe Reservemarker. The scientific type name, mamiratra, comes from Malagasy and means "clear and bright"; this refers the Theodore F. and Claire M. Hubbard Family Foundation, which has contributed to genetic research on Madagascar. This species is closely related to another new species, "M. species nova # 5"; which is related to the Sambirano Mouse Lemur, Microcebus sambiranensis, and the Northern Rufous Mouse Lemur, Microcebus tavaratra.

This lemur is, with a weight of 60 g, average for its genus. The fur of the upper part is reddish-brown and becomes darker in the middle of the back. The tail is also reddish-brown, but the underbelly is white or creamy. It has a total length of 26 to 28 centimeters, including 15 to 17 centemeters of tail.


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