Archaeolemur majori Filhol, 1895

Lesser monkey lemur



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene









University of Antananarivo:

UA 1346 (Meador, 2017:34)
UA 1347 (Meador, 2017:34)
UA 1368 (Meador, 2017:34)
UA 1373 (Meador, 2017:34)
UA 1390 (Meador, 2017:34)






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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.

Joseph, Grant S. and Seymour, Colleen L. (2022). Are Madagascar's obligate grazing-lawns ancient and evolved with endemic herbivores, or recently selected by introduced cattle? Biology Letters 18: 20220212.

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.

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.

Muldoon, Kathleen M. et al. (2012). Early Holocene fauna from a new subfossil site: A first assessment from Christmas River, south central Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 7(1): 23-29.

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.

Walker, A. C. (1967). Locomotor adaptation in recent and fossil Madagascan lemurs. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of London.


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