The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Palaeopropithecus ingens G. Grandidier, 1899

Large sloth lemur

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: c.1620?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

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.

Goodman, Steven M. et al. (2013). Bird fossils from Ankilitelo Cave: Inference about Holocene environmental changes in Southwestern Madagascar. Zootaxa 3750(5): 534-548.

Hoffmann, M. (2008). Palaeopropithecus ingens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 15 August 2013.

Perez VR, Godfrey LR, Nowak-Kemp M, Burney DA, Ratsimbazafy J, Vasey N. (2005). Evidence of early butchery of giant lemurs in Madagascar. J. Hum. Evol. 49:722-742. [Abstract]

 

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