Megaladapis edwardsi Grandidier, 1899

Edward's koala lemur



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene









FMG 125






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Montagnon D, Ravaoarimanana B, Rakotosamimanana B, Rumpler Y. (2001). Ancient DNA from Megaladapis edwardsi (Malagasy subfossil): preliminary results using partial cytochrome b sequence. Folia Primatol 72(1): 30-32.

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