Megaladapis madagascariensis Forsyth-Major, 1894

Koala lemur (generic)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene?

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

University of Antananarivo:

UA 7926

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Forsyth Major, C. I. (1894). On Megaladapis madagascariensis, an Extinct Gigantic Lemuroid from Madagascar; with Remarks on the Associated Fauna, and on Its Geological Age. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. B 185: 15-38.

 

Other 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.

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.

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.

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