Moore's woolly lemur

Moore's woolly lemur
Moore's woolly lemur
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Avahi
Species: A. mooreorum
Binomial name
Avahi mooreorum
Lei, 2008

Moore's woolly lemur (Avahi mooreorum), or Masoala woolly lemur, is a woolly lemur endemic to Madagascar. It has brown-grey fur and a reddish tail.[1][2] It is named in honor of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of San Francisco.[2]


  1. ^ Lei R., Engberg S.E., Andriantompohavana R., McGuire S.M., Mittermeier R.A., Zaonarivelo J.R., Brenneman R.A. & Louis E.E., Jr. "Nocturnal Lemur Diversity at Masoala National Park" (– Scholar search). Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University, 2008; 53: 1-48. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Jane (2008-02-21). "Henry Doorly Zoo scientists identify two new lemur species". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 2008-02-24. [dead link]