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Cheirogaleidae


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(order Primates, suborder Strepsirhini)

A family of small lemurs in which the eyes are large and the muzzle short. They are entirely nocturnal, and during the dry season some species aestivate in nests made from leaves, sustaining themselves on reserves of body fat accumulated mainly at the base of the tail. There are four genera, Cheirogaleus (dwarf lemurs), Microcebus (mouse lemurs), Allocebus (the very rare hairy-eared mouse lemur), and Phaner (fork-crowned lemur).

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