ruffed lemur

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ruffed lemur

n.
Either of two large, chiefly nocturnal lemurs of Madagascar having long dense fur and a ruff around the face, Varecia variegata or V. rubra, the former having a black-and-white coat and the latter having a black-and-red coat.
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This research was completed to study patterns of interspecies proximities in four lemur species, Eulemur macaco macaco, Varecia variegata variegata, Varecia variegata rubra, and Lemur catta, in a captive setting.