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Babakotia radofilaiFossil, Fossil "Sloth" Lemur
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Babakotia radofilai
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Duke University Primate Center - Division of Fossil Primates (DPC 10994)

Image processing: Dr. Jennifer Olori
Publication Date: 14 Dec 2017


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About the Species

This specimen was collected from Lone Barsloot Stranger Cave and was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by John Allman of Cal Tech, courtesy of the Duke Lemur Center. Funding for image processing was provided by an National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.

Specimen Photos

Dorsal view

Ventral view

About this Specimen

This specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 28 January 2003 along the coronal axis for a total of 690 slices. Each slice is 0.173 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.173 mm and a field of reconstruction of 82 mm.

About the

Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers 2003. The extinct sloth lemurs of Madagascar. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews Volume 12, Issue 6 , Pages 252 - 263 Published Online: 24 Nov 2003. Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company.

L.R. Godfrey, E.L. Simons, P.S. Chatrath and B. Rakotosamimanana. 1990. A newfossil lemur (Babakotia, Primates) from northern Madagascar. C.R. Acad. Sci.Paris, 310:81-87.

William L. Jungers, Laurie R. Godfrey, Elwyn L. Simons, and Prithijit S. Chatrath 1997. Phalangeal curvature and positional behavior in extinct sloth lemurs (Primates, Palaeopropithecidae). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Vol. 94, pp. 11998-12001, October 1997 Evolution.

W L Jungers, L R Godfrey, E L Simons, P S Chatrath, and B Rakotosamimanana 1991. Phylogenetic and functional affinities of Babakotia (primates), a fossil lemur from northern Madagascar. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 October 15; 88 (20): 90829086.

Martin, Robert D. 2000. Origins, Diversity and Relationships of Lemurs. International Journal of Primatology 21 (6): 1021-1049, December 2000 Copyright 2000 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Rafferty K.L.; Teaford M.F.; Jungers W.L. 2002. Molar microwear of subfossil lemurs: improving the resolution of dietary inferences. Journal of Human Evolution November 2002, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 645-657(13).

Schwartz GT, Samonds KE, Godfrey LR, Jungers WL, and Simons EL. 2002. Dental microstructure and life history in subfossil Malagasy lemurs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 April 30; 99(9): 6124-6129.

Simons, E. L., 1997. Lemurs: old and new. In S. Goodman and B. Patterson (eds.), Natural and Human-Induced Change in Madagascar, pp. 142-166. Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington DC.

E.L. Simons, L.R. Godfrey, W.L. Jungers, P.S. Chatrath and B. Rakotosamimanana.1992. A new giant subfossil lemur: Babakotia, and the evolution of slothlemurs. Folia Primate. 58:197-203.

Anne D. Yoder1, Berthe Rakotosamimanana and Thomas J. Parsons 1999. Ancient DNA in subfossil lemurs:methodological challenges and their solutions. In: New Directions in Lemur Studies, edited by Rakotosamimanana et al., Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers,New York, 1999.

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To cite this page: DigiMorph Staff, 2017, "Babakotia radofilai" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed July 20, 2024 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Babakotia_radofilai/.

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