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Salaamu-ya-Haq Char Baap-o-Jai Shree Krishnan Madad was Salaam

For those of you who know there is a primitive variety of Primate by the Name of Lemur & that at one time there were various types of Giant Varieties of it, there fore in this regard I wanted to know if any of you have or can provide me with any nice articles on this enigmatic creature also involving genetic analysis I would like to do some good reading on them. In fact the Giant Varieties Bit the Dust, Vilupt Hogaye at quite recent times!!!

So I do need any nice articles, even videos on this subject for not just me but interesting reading for us all & those of us who are interested.

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Well for the sake of interesting reading material well if you are also interested in the subject of Cryptozology i.e. the science of unverified species well this might be some interesting thought provoking & exciting reading for you, but sorry to say it is too short.

http://web.ncf.ca/bz050/HomePage.gl.html

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The largest lemurs such as the now extinct koala lemurs grew in similar size to chimpanzees. These animals went extinct about 500 years ago. The largest lemurs today is the indri and diademed sifaka which can reach a weight of about 14 kg.

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The largest lemurs such as the now extinct koala lemurs grew in similar size to chimpanzees. These animals went extinct about 500 years ago. The largest lemurs today is the indri and diademed sifaka which can reach a weight of about 14 kg.

Well if Humans were really responsible for their extinction then its a shame. On the other hand there is a possibility of playing an indirect role, for example there was this documentary on the Discovery once titled What killed the Mega Beasts. In it they highlited a couple of theories being Chill, Kill & Ill. The 1st 2 theories cite Climate change & over hunting as the cause of the wipe out. the 3rd one says that as humans were spreading around the world with mans best freind by his side (the dog) it seems that interactions b/w the semi domesticated dogs & the local wild life namely the megafauna resulted in the transmission of diseases b/w species. This seems to be the cause of their extinction according to some. Recent examples cited in that documentary were of in the Nogorongoro Crater conservation region in Africa where a Distemper disease whose origin was traced to Dogs kept by the local tribemen & herders in the area, they in their spare time interacted with wild animals possibly while scavenging on a carcas & that way they managed to infect the local wildlife , & the impacts of it were devastating especially on the top predators, to the extant that the lion population was reduced to a few hundred individuals & even today as a result of inbreeding the survivors & their decendants are quite weak, Vulnerible & disease prone.

Besides back then the human population was not so large around the world as to have the power to cause that much damage. (I am talking about the End of the Last Ice Age). Also humans also cant be blamed for massive forest fires as climate was changing at that time & during dry spells in areas of thick accumulation of dead plant matter huje fires do rage out. Just like in California recently.

Humans might have hunted such animals when necessary but not really gone for mass killing all the time as it was quite risky as well as a time consuming venture. The human culture back then was of Hunting & Gathering as agriculture did not develop back then & may be it was also not feasible or possible back then.

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The largest lemurs such as the now extinct koala lemurs grew in similar size to chimpanzees. These animals went extinct about 500 years ago. The largest lemurs today is the indri and diademed sifaka which can reach a weight of about 14 kg.

There was also a "Sloth" Lemur which was said to be a case of parallel evolution as it occupied the same niche of Sloths & so is the case of the Koala Lemur.

When you think of Koala what automatically comes to mind is living & adapted to a specialed life style & Diet. Then again Parellel evolution coming into play as Eucalyptus Abundant in Australia, Bamboo in China & the Panda as well as the Koala are specialised in every means possible to make a living of on the most abundant fare in their respective worlds. Well we may never know what the Koala Lemur lived of unless we could get a preserved sample with gut contents.

Also there is the Elephant Bird whose Eggs are still being uncoverd & at times smuggling attempts have been foiled. Like has any analysis been done in this regard weather the species could be resurrected from egg content?

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