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Daubentonia robusta Lamberton, 1935

Giant aye-aye

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chiromys robustus Lamberton, 1935

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

UA 3890 (Meador, 2017:39)

UA 3891 (Meador, 2017:39)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Lamberton, C. (1934). Contribution a la connaissance de la faune subfossole de Madagascar. Lemuriens et Ratites. [i]Chiromys robustus[/i] sp. nov. Lamb. Memories de l'Academie Malgache 17: 40-46.

 

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.

Jungers, W. L., Demes, B. and Godfrey, L. R. (2008). How big were the "giant" extinct lemurs of Madagascar?, pp. 343-360. In: Fleagle, J. G. and Gilbert, C. C. (eds.). Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins. New York: Springer.

Meador, Lindsay Renee. (2017). Who Ate the Subfossil Lemurs? A Taphonomic and Community Study of Raptor, Crocodylian and Carnivoran Predation of the Extinct Quaternary Lemurs of Madagascar. Dissertation. xvii + 388 pp.

Simons, Elwyn L. (1994). The giant aye-aye Daubentonia robusta. Folia Pimaol (Basel) 52(1-3): 14-21. [Abstract]

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