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Mesopropithecus globiceps Lamberton, 1936

Sloth lemur

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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.

Burney DA, Burney LP, Godfrey LR, Jungers WL, Goodman SM, Wright HT, and Jull AJT (2004) A chronology for late prehistoric Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution 47, 25–63.

Crowley, Brooke Erin, Godfrey, Laurie Rohde and Samonds, Karen Elizabeth. (2023). What can hippopotamus isotopes tell us about past distributions of C4 grassy biomes on Madagascar? Plants, People, Planet. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10402

Godfrey, Laurie R., Petto, 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]

Jungers, W.L., Demes, B. & Godfrey, L.R. 2008 How big were the "giant" extinct lemurs of Madagascar? In Elwyn Simons: a search for origins (ed. J.G. Fleagle & C.C. Gilbert), pp. 343-360. New York: Springer.

Jungers, W.L., Godfrey, L.R., Simons, E.L., Chatrath, P.S. & Rakotosamimanana, B. 1991 Phylogenetic and functional affinities of Babakotia (Primates), a fossil lemur from northern Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 88, 9082-9086.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.01.004

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0020 [Supplementary Information]

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