Hunting Giants

Westrup, Hugh
September 1999
Current Science;9/10/99, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p6
Reports on paleontologist Laurie Godfrey's search for extinct animals called giant lemurs in Madagascar. Description of the Palaeopropithecus, a giant lemur the size of a chimpanzee with extremely long fingers and toes; Presence of weird landscapes in Madagascar called tsingy; Other species of giant lemur in the island.


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