The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Plesiorycteropus germainepetterae MacPhee, 1994

Malagasy aardvark, Bibymalagasy



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

MacPhee, R. D. E. (1994). Morphology, adaptations, and relationships of Plesiorycteropus, and the diagnosis of a new order of eutherian mammals. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 220: 1-214.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Asher, R. J. (2005). Insectivoran-grade placentals. In The rise of placental mammals: origins and relationships of the major extant clades (ed. K.D. Rose & J.D. Archibald), pp. 50-70. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Buckley, M. (2013). A Molecular Phylogeny of Plesiorycteropus Reassigns the Extinct Mammalian Order ‘Bibymalagasia’. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59614.


<< Back to the Afrosoricida/Tenrecoidea (Golden Moles and Tenrecs) database