There are several species in the genus Eulemur, including red-bellied lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer), mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz), the two subspecies of black lemur (Eulemur macaco), and the seven subspecies of brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus).
Adult Size : 3.1 – 3.7 pounds
Social life : Sociable, group sizes of 5 – 15 animals, with an average group size of 5 – 6
Habitat : northern dry deciduous forest
Diet : fruit, young leaves, flowers, pollen and occasionally insects
Lifespan : 20 years
Sexual maturity : Approximately 20 months
Mating : Extremely seasonal, late May – June
Gestation : 125 days, infants are born mid-September – October
Number of young : One, but twins are very common
DLC Naming theme : ancient Egyptian royalty (Nefertiti, Khufu, Seker, etc.)
Malagasy names : Ankomba, Gidro
- Crowned lemurs are primarily diurnal, but they have been observed traveling and feeding at night.
- A crowned lemur female is almost as likely to have twins as she is to have a single infant.
- Crowned lemurs live in the same areas as Sanford’s lemurs, but tend to feed lower in the forest.
- Male and female crowned lemurs possess the same “crown-like” markings, but are slightly different colors: males are orange-brown while females are orange-gray.