Diet and nutrition in wild mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz) and their implications for the evolution of female dominance and small group size in lemurs. Males can be recognized by their brown cheek hair. This makes the mongoose lemur one of only two lemurs found outside of Madagascar, though it is believed to be an introduced species in the Comoros. The mongoose lemur lives in dry deciduous forests on the island of Madagascar and in the humid forests on the islands of the Comoros. Corresponding Author. Ecology . Mongoose lemurs have soft grey-brown fur with a pale grey muzzle and a black nose. School of Life Sciences, University of Surrey Roehampton, London SW15 3SN, UK.
This species of lemur is unusual because their daily activity and sleeping patterns change depending on the season.

Male and female Mongoose lemurs look so different that are often mistaken for separate species.
Feeding grubs and beetles have also been noticed. E-mail address: d.curtis@roehampton.ac.uk. Author information: (1)School of Life Sciences, University of Surrey Roehampton, London SW15 3SN, UK. Diet and nutrition in wild mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz ) and their implications for the evolution of female dominance and small group size in lemurs Deborah J. Curtis. .

Curtis DJ(1). This lemur weighs only about three to four pounds. The female weighs about 1.3kg, while the male weighs roughly 1.7kg. The natural range of Mongoose lemur contains also the Comoros Islands, located between Madagascar and Africa. Meanwhile, this primate is one of two lemur species, found outside Madagascar. It lives in the dry forests of northwestern Madagascar, where it searches for its diet of nectar, fruit, flowers, and leaves during daytime and night-time hours. They are about 30cm long, with a 45cm tail. A typical group of mongoose lemurs includes an adult male and female with offspring, though larger groups may occur in some habitats. Mongoose lemur eats most of the fruit, though flowers, leaves, and nectar also work as part of their diet, while legumes work both for pollen and seed dispersal, but can use nectar of kapok for about 80% of their diet in some parts of their range during the dry season. Although individuals of both sexes exhibit grey-brown … The Mongoose lemur is a native Madagascar animal.