Friday, January 14, 2005

LEMURS - Nebraska zoo basks in discovery of two lemur species

From this article at Omaha.com
After more than six years of work in remote forests of Madagascar and DNA laboratory tests in Omaha, a researcher at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo can officially claim the discovery of two new species of lemurs.

The Mitsinjo Sportive Lemur, newly identified by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, lives in the forests of western Madagascar.

Researcher Edward Louis will see his findings published in the December 2005 issue of the International Journal of Primatology.

The discovery of a new primate species is rare, said Jeff French, a primatologist at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Only a handful are reported each decade, he said, and that makes the zoo's findings especially significant.
Here's another article posted at Environmental News.