The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Palaeopropithecus ingens G. Grandidier, 1899

Large sloth lemur

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: c.1620?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

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.

Ando, M. and Corbet, G.B. 1966. The Terrestrial Mammals of Western Europe. G.T. Foulis & Co., London, UK.

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

Hoffmann, M. 2008b. Palaeopropithecus ingens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136532A4306543. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136532A4306543.en. Downloaded on 26 June 2021.

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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