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Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-12-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-02-27 2:14
Viewed: 320
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The last lemur of my collection from Madagascar. I apologize for the bad quality of the photos but the lemurs were always very far.

Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Varecia
Species:V. variegata

The black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) is an endangered species of ruffed lemur, one of two which are endemic to the island of Madagascar. Despite having a larger range than the red ruffed lemur, it has a much smaller population that is spread out, living in lower population densities and reproductively isolated. It also has less coverage and protection in large national parks than the red ruffed lemur. Three subspecies of black-and-white ruffed lemur have been recognized since the red ruffed lemur was elevated to species status in 2001.Together with the red ruffed lemur, they are the largest extant members of the family Lemuridae, ranging in length from 100 to 120 cm (3.3 to 3.9 ft) and weighing between 3.1 and 4.1 kg (6.8 and 9.0 lb). They are arboreal, spending most of their time in the high canopy of the seasonal rainforests on the eastern side of the island. They are also diurnal, active exclusively in daylight hours. Quadrupedal locomotion is preferred in the trees and on the ground, and suspensory behavior is seen during feeding. As the most frugivorous of lemurs, the diet consists mainly of fruit, although nectar and flowers are also favored, followed by leaves and some seeds.
The black-and-white ruffed lemur has a complex social structure and is known for its loud, raucous calls. It is unusual in that it exhibits several reproductive traits typically found in small, nocturnal lemurs, such as a short gestation period, large litters and rapid maturation. In captivity, they can live up to 36 years. Full info on Wikipedia.

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Hello Luciano,
Excellent capture of another specie of lemur. Details, colors and focus are very good. Despite the distance the details are good.

This fellow is really cute.

Very active looking Lemur, Luciano.
You have added valuable images of these cute mammals here on TN.

Very nice lights and shadows of daylights atmosphere has been captured also he has a very cute face
informative-excellent note well done as always LUCIANO GOLLINI

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-02-27 6:46]

Well covered from shadow to tail tip, though the tail was moving and turned a bit blur but well composed and exposed, super shot.

Ciao Luciano, finalmente uno con la coda asana, anche qui fantastica creatura in gran posa, dettagli splendidi, magnifici colori e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-02-28 4:34]


Hello Luciano,
Here is my full Lemur with long tail. Well captured although bit washed out white in its back. Soft tail doesn't matter to me. At least very well focus on its eye and facial portion. Perfect vertical frame.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

Bonsoir Luciano,

L'animal est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Varecia variegata. La netteté est très bonne. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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