|Attribute||Males & Females|
|Head & Body Length||50-55 cm (1.6-1.8 ft)|
|Tail Length||60-65 cm (2.0-2.1 ft)|
|Total Length||100-120 cm (3.3-3.9 ft)|
|Body Weight||3.3-3.6 kg (7.3-7.9 lb)|
Body measurements from Vasey 2003; taken from 3 representative individuals
Body shape (from Mittermeier et al. 2010 unless otherwise noted)
Facial characteristics (from Hill 1953)
Adult pelage (from Mittermeier et al. 2010)
Sexes alike (from Vasey 2003)
The red-ruffed lemur has a long tail. ZOOM Erlebniswelt, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Image credit: Matthias Appel at Flickr. Public domain.
The red-ruffed lemur has a distinctive bright white patch on the back of the neck. Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Image credit: © Kitty Terwolbeck from Flickr. Some rights reserved.
Cuozzo and Yamashita (2006)
Mittermeier et al. (2010)