Palaeopropithecus maximus Standing, 1903

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Holocene?

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

University of Antananarivo:

UA 3815 (Meador, 2017:30)
UA 3819 (Meador, 2017:30)
UA 3820 (Meador, 2017:30)

 

Media

 

 

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.
https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2022.0212

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.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/6535/palaeopropithecus-maximus-giant-sloth-lemur

 

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