How Do You Define A Species
Lemurs are the most diverse primates in Madagascar, and occur throughout the island in a variety of habitats. One problem in lemur conservation is that scientists still disagree on how many kinds of lemurs there are. As the island's human population grows, it's important for you to know the number of different species so that appropriate reserves can be set aside to preserve this diversity
The first step toward defining a species is examining how an organism looks. Before you go out to the field, take a close look at these photographs taken from forests all over the island. How many different kinds of lemurs do you think are shown?
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