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.

Towle, Ian, Constantino, Paul J., Borths, Matthew R. and Loch, Carolina. (2022). Tooth chipping patterns in Archaeolemur provide insight into diet and behavior. American Journal of Biological Anthropology.

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


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