The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Archaeolemur edwardsi Filhol, 1895

Greater monkey lemur



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene









USNM 447012






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

Burney, David A. et al. (2019). Subfossil lemur discoveries from the Beanka Protected Area in western Madagascar. Quaternary Research. DOI: [Abstract]

Godfrey, Laurie R. et al. (2005). New Insights into Old Lemurs: The Trophic Adaptations of the Archaeolemuridae. International Journal of Primatology 26(4): 825-854.

Jungers, W. L. et al. (2005). The hands and feet of Archaeolemur: metrical affinities and their functional significance. Journal of Human Evolution 49: 36-55.

Rafferty, K. L., Teaford, M. F. and Jungers, W. L. (2002). Molar microwear of subfossil lemurs: improving the resolution of dietary inferences. Journal of Human Evolution 43: 645-657.

Russo, Gabrielle A. (2016). Comparative sacral morphology and the reconstructed tail lengths of five extinct primates: [i]Proconsul heseloni[/i], [i]Epipliopithecus vindobonensis[/i], [i]Archaeolemur edwardsi[/i], [i]Megaladapis grandidieri[/i], and [i]Palaeopropithecus kelyus[/i]. Journal of Human Evolution 90: 135-162. [Abstract]

Samonds, K. E., Parent, S. N., Muldoon, K. M., Crowley, B. E. and Godfrey, L. R. (2010). Rock matrix surrounding subfossil lemur skull yields diverse collection of mammalian subfossils: Implications for reconstructing Madagascar’s paleoenvironments. Malagasy Nature 4: 1-16.


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