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Is a Giant Lemur Surviving in Madagascar?


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#31    frogfish

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:51 PM

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but they were wiped out by humans less then 2000 years ago

Well, the link you posted about Palaeopropithecus ingens and P. maximus say otherwise...

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although there is no evidence that humans preyed on this (or any other) extinct lemur



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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:37 AM

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The first humans that settled Madagascar around 2,000 years ago likely hunted to extinction giant lemurs and other unusual animals from the Indian Ocean island, such as eleven-foot-tall birds, suggests an upcoming study.

While the report does not rule out disease, fire and other factors that could have contributed to the giant lemurs' demise, it adds to the growing body of evidence that modern humans adversely affected the populations of prehistoric animals.

The study is part of ongoing research on the life and death of giant lemurs. Today's lemurs are the last living link to ancient primates that have a common link to the lineage that evolved into humans.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:44 AM

Looks like two conflicting sources.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

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there is no evidence that humans preyed on this (or any other) extinct lemur


*Hides the extinct Giant Lemur bone he was just gnawing on* wink2.gif

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:40 PM

EW!  I'd never eat a giant lemur.  Well, never say never.  But I'd probably never eat a giant lemur!  For breakfast anyway!


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:52 PM

If there's a giant chicken, will you eat them?

Seriously man, if the Giant Lemur is that BIG, wouldn't it be easily observed by now? And if I'm not mistaken, aren't lemurs supposed to be grouping animal that lives in a close pack/family? If so, then we would've seen it by now, since they travel in one family!

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:02 PM

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If there's a giant chicken, will you eat them?


Not for breakfast.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:09 PM

Good. I'll have em on Thanksgiving to replace them Turkey! Oh wait, I got no Thanksgiving here...

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:09 PM

Thats alot of Lemur stakes... rofl.gif

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:18 PM

..and Lemur steaks...

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:21 PM

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..and Lemur steaks...

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:26 PM

You carve it, I'll grill it..it's what I do.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:27 PM

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You carve it, I'll grill it..it's what I do.

And ill kill it. *Loads Barett sniper rifle*
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:31 PM

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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.

AD 1500!?!? If such a lemur was still alive then, there would proabably still be some today. There haven't been any mass extinctions since AD 1500 in which they could've died out. Then again, if there are still giant lemurs, their species is most likely hanging by a thread.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:33 PM

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AD 1500!?!? If such a lemur was still alive then, there would proabably still be some today. There haven't been any mass extinctions since AD 1500 in which they could've died out. Then again, if there are still giant lemurs, their species is most likely hanging by a thread.

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