Lemur fossils discovered in underwater cave in Madagascar

Dec 29, 2015

Laurie Godfrey, Curator of Primates, along with Professor Alfred Rosenberger of Brooklyn College, led a team which discovered a large fossil lemur "graveyard" in underwater caves in Madagascar. Besides giant lemurs the caves contained fossils of other extinct species such as elephan birds, horned crocodiles and extinct hippos.

The researchers hope that this expedition, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society, will lead to a multi-year project as they were only able to examine a small percentage of the fossils in the caves.

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The UMass News & Media article, is available here