ring-tailed lemur


Definition of ring-tailed lemur

: a gray or brownish lemur (Lemur catta) of south and southwestern Madagascar that has a white face with black muzzle and black triangular eye patches and a long tail with alternating bands of black and white

Note: The ring-tailed lemur is less arboreal than other lemurs, spending a good deal of time during the day on the ground.

First Known Use of ring-tailed lemur

1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Ring-tailed lemur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-tailed%20lemur. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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