The red front (forehead/sideburns) is not the most prominent feature of the Red-fronted Lemur; the bold black central line on its face is the more dominant, extending over the muzzle.
Also called the Red-fronted Brown Lemur, it is native to two distinct ranges of southern Madagascar, one on the west and one on the east side.
Prior to 2001, it was one of several species assigned to subspecies of E. fulvus (the Common Brown Lemur) and until 2008 was included in
Only the adult male has a "red front", being a reddish forehead. The female has a grey-black forehead and slightly browner (less grey) coat.
Both have a rufous beard and light or white cheeks and "eyebrows".
The western population tend to have a dominant male with several females in the breeding season whereas the eastern population tends more to breeding couples.