Mesopropithecus globiceps Lamberton, 1936

Sloth lemur



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Original scientific description:

Lamberton, C. (1936). "Nouveaux lémuriens fossiles du groupe des Propithèques et l'intérêt de leur découverte" [New fossil lemurs of the group Propithecus and the significance of their discovery]. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. 2 (in French). 8: 370-373.


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.

Godfrey, Laurie R., etto, Andrew J. and Sutherland, Michael R. (2002). Dental Ontogeny and Life-History Strategies: The Case of the Giant Extinct Indroids of Madagascar, pp. 113-157. In: Plavcan, J. Michael, Kay, Richard F., Jungers, William L. and van Schaik, Carel P. (eds.). Reconstructing Behavior in the Primate Fossil Record. Springer. [Abstract]

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.

Rosenberger, Alfred L. et al. (In Press, 2015). Giant subfossil lemur graveyard discovered, submerged, in Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution.


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