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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small prosimian quadrupeds of the family Lemuridæ and subfamily Galagininæ, containing such species as the pygmy lemur, M. smithi, and the mouse-lemur, M. murinus; the dwarf lemurs.

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  • Three years have passed since three new species of mouse lemur -- mircocebus bongolavensis, microcebus danfossi and microcebus lokobensis were discovered by German scientists in the forests of Madagascar.

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