A Fossil Lemur from the Oligocene of Pakistan

@article{Marivaux2001AFL,
  title={A Fossil Lemur from the Oligocene of Pakistan},
  author={L. Marivaux and J. L. Welcomme and P. Antoine and G. M{\'e}tais and I. Baloch and M. Benammi and Y. Chaimanee and S. Ducrocq and J. Jaeger},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={294},
  pages={587 - 591}
}
In the absence of a comprehensive fossil record, the origin and early evolution of Malagasy lemurs have been subject to much uncertainty. We report here the discovery of a strepsirrhine fossil with strong cheirogaleid lemur affinities, Bugtilemur mathesonigen. et sp. nov., from early Oligocene deposits of the Bugti Hills (Balochistan, Pakistan). Bugtilemur represents the earliest record of Lemuriformes, which hence appear to have already diversified outside of Madagascar at least 30 million… Expand
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