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Notes on the Cranial Anatomy of the Subfossil Malagasy Lemurs

  • Ian Tattersall


At a meeting of the Royal Society held on June 15, 1893, C. I. Forsyth Major described the skull of an extinct Malagasy primate, the first to come to scientific attention (Major, 1894). Since that time, the subfossil remains of some six genera and 12 species of extinct lemuroids have been recovered in Madagascar, many of them represented by quite abundant material.


Cranial Base Cheek Tooth Central Plateau Mandibular Symphysis Asian Mainland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Tattersall
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA

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