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Megaladapis grandidieri Standing, 1903

Grandidier's koala lemur

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

UA 5435 (Meador, 2017:36)

UA 8664 (Meador, 2017:36)

 

Media

 

 

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.

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.

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: Proconsul heseloni, Epipliopithecus vindobonensis, Archaeolemur edwardsi, Megaladapis grandidieri, and Palaeopropithecus kelyus. Journal of Human Evolution 90: 135-162. [Abstract]

Tattersall, I. (1973). A note on the age of the subfossil site of Ampasambazimba, Miarinarivo Province, Malagasy Republic. American Museum Novitates 2520: 1-6.

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