Scientists have sequenced the genome of Aye-aye lemur, a protected species of lemur found only in Madagascar, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported Monday.

The project was a joint venture led by George H. Perry, an assistant professor of anthropology and biology at Penn State University; Penn State’s Webb Miller; and Edward Louis, director of conservation genetics at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and director of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership NGO