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Is a Giant Lemur Surviving in Madagascar?


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#16    coldethyl

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:58 PM

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How giant is that lemur?


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:17 PM

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How giant is that lemur?

Looks to be 10-20 feet tall.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:08 PM

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I need to see a picture of a giant lemur like next to a car or something so I can really see how giant it is.   yes.gif  And what threat is a giant lemur anyway honestly?  Steal your nectarines and peanuts?  I dunno...

but its larger than a gorilla and even though gorillas are herbavores then still can attack and the lemur has sharp teeth



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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:12 PM

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I doubt giant lemurs exist...99% of the megafauna died out...

but they were wiped out by humans less then 2000 years ago not like most megafauna that died out by climate change and meteors

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:14 PM

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Palaeopropithecus ingens and closely related P. maximus (weighing as much as 100-120 pounds) were two of the more unusual members of Madagascar's recently extinct mammal fauna. They are called "sloth lemurs" because their skeletons are massively convergent on those of living tree sloths. In addition to several other sloth-like specializations, the forearms were greatly elongated and the digits of both the hands and feet were long and strongly bowed -- indeed, so bowed that the animals would not have been capable of fine grasping movements. Scientists believe that Palaeopropithecus moved upside down, using its hands and feet as grappling hooks to inch along under branches as it searched for edible fruits and leaves. This behavior would presumably have made it an easy target for hunters, although there is no evidence that humans preyed on this (or any other) extinct lemur. It has long been known that Palaeopropithecus ingens died out very recently; new radiocarbon dates indicate that it may have still been living around AD 1500.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:30 PM

ohmy.gif Thats a damn big Lemur!

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:30 PM

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Looks to be 10-20 feet tall.


How can you tell that from that picture??

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but its larger than a gorilla and even though gorillas are herbavores then still can attack and the lemur has sharp teeth


But it's sssoooo cute!!


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:32 PM

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How can you tell that from that picture??
But it's sssoooo cute!!

look how close the lemur is to the ceiling.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:35 PM

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I found only bones and a skull... and look what else! laugh.gif
http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/pics12/LE...Goat_Tumor.html

disgust.gif i see you have that as your avatar now



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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:38 PM

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look how close the lemur is to the ceiling.


Could be a midget ceiling.....


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:44 PM

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disgust.gif i see you have that as your avatar now

Fine, Ill Change it.
Edit: There, a nice squid.

Edited by sadistic jellyfish of doom, 23 August 2006 - 07:47 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:50 PM

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Fine, Ill Change it.
Edit: There, a nice squid.


I just see the question mark again.


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:57 PM

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Fine, Ill Change it.
Edit: There, a nice squid.

i dont mind its just kinda creepy



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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:58 PM

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i dont mind its just kinda creepy

ya. I actually got tired of that thing staring at me.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:01 PM

http://www.americanmonsters.com/
Thats where I get some info and those symbols.

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