The extinct sloth lemurs of Madagascar

  title={The extinct sloth lemurs of Madagascar},
  author={Laurie R. Godfrey and William L. Jungers},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
Paleontological expeditions to Madagascar over the past two decades have yielded large quantities of bones of extinct lemurs. These include abundant postcranial and cranial remains of new species belonging to a group of giant extinct lemurs that we have called sloth lemurs due to their remarkable postcranial convergence with arboreal sloths. New fossils have come from a variety of locations in Madagascar, including caves in the Northwest (Anjohibe) and the Ankarana Massif, located in the… 

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