Pachylemur jullyi (G. Grandidier, 1899)

Northern giant ruffed lemur



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Palaeochirogalus jullyi G. Grandidier, 1899; Lemur jullyi Standing, 1904; Lemur maxiensis Standing, 1904; Lemur majori Standing, 1908


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Original scientific description:

Grandidier, G. (1899). Description d'ossements de Lémuriens disparus. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. 5: 344–348.


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.

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.

Samonds, Karen E. et al. (2019). A new late Pleistocene subfossil site (Tsaramody, Sambaina basin, central Madagascar) with implications for the chronology of habitat and megafaunal community change on Madagascar’s Central Highlands. Journal of Quaternary Science 34(6): 379-392.

Standing, H.F. (1904). "Rapport sur des ossements sub-fossiles provenant d'Ampasambazibma. 1. — Les Lémuriens (Suite)". Bulletin de l'Académie malgache. 3: 305–310.

Standing, H.F. (1908). On recently discovered subfossil primates from Madagascar. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. 18 (2): 59–162.


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