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Vol. 62, No. 1-3, 1994
Issue release date: 1994
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Folia Primatol 1994;62:14–21
(DOI:10.1159/000156759)
The Aye-Aye: Madagascar’s Most Puzzling Primate

The Giant Aye-Aye Daubentonia robusta

Simons E.L.
Duke Primate Center, Durham, N.C., USA Folia Primatol 1994;62:14–21 (DOI:10.1159/000156759)

Abstract

Subfossils of a giant form of aye-aye are found at scattered sites in the south and southwest of the island of Madagascar, outside the known distribution of the living, or common, aye-aye. The subfossil aye-aye, named Daubentonia robusta, has massive, robust limb bones implying a species with a body weight 2.5-5 times as great as that of the living species. A mystery exists regarding how a species this large with the same specializations of teeth and manus as the living species could have existed in a xeric environment.

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EX. Simons, Scientific Director, Duke Primate Center, Durham, NC 27510 (USA)


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Number of Print Pages : 8


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Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 62, No. 1-3, Year 1994 (Cover Date: 1994)

Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)

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