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Palaeopropithecus kelyus Gommery et al., 2009

Lesser sloth lemur

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gommery, D., Ramanivosoa, B., Tombomiadana-Raveloson, S., Randrianantenaina, H. and Kerloc’h, P. (2009). A new species of giant subfossil lemur from the North-West of Madagascar (Palaeopropithecus kelyus, Primates). Comptes Rendus Palevol 8 (5): 471-480.

 

Other references:

Burney, David A. et al. (2019). Subfossil lemur discoveries from the Beanka Protected Area in western Madagascar. Quaternary Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2019.54 [Abstract]

Russo, Gabrielle A. (2016). Comparative sacral morphology and the reconstructed tail lengths of five extinct primates: Proconsul heseloni, Epipliopithecus vindobonensis, Archaeolemur edwardsi, Megaladapis grandidieri, and Palaeopropithecus kelyus. Journal of Human Evolution 90: 135-162. [Abstract]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/13317/palaeopropithecus-kelyus-lesser-sloth-lemur

 

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