This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.close box
Crovella, S., D. Montagnon, B. Rakotosamimanana, and Y. Rumpler. 1994. Molecular biology and systematics of an extinct lemur, Pachylemur insignis. Primates 35:519?522.
DelPero, M., J. C. Masters, P. Cervella, S. Crovella, G. Ardito and Y. Rumpler. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships among the Malagasy lemuriforms (Primates: Strepsirrhini) as indicated by mitochondrial sequence data from the 12S rRNA gene. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 132:83-103.
DelPero, M., S. Crovella, P. Cervella, G. Ardito and Y. Rumpler. 1995. Phylogenetic relationships among the Malagasy lemurs as revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis. Primates 36 (3):431-440.
Groves, C. P. and R. H. Eaglen. 1988. Systematics of the Lemuridae (Primates, Strepsirhini). J. Human Evol. 17:513-38.
Horvath, J. E. and F. W. Huntington. 2007. Primate comparative genomics: lemur biology and evolution. Trends in Genetics 23(4):173-182.
Simons, E. L. and Y. Rumpler. 1988. Eulemur: new generic name for species of Lemur other than Lemur catta . C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, ser. III, 307:547-51.
Yoder, A. D. 1997. Back to the future: A synthesis of strepsirrhine systematics. Evolutionary Anthropology 6:11-22.
Yoder, A. D., M. Cartmill, M. Ruvolo, K. Smith, and R. Vilgalys. 1996. Ancient single origin for Malagasy primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 93:5122–5126.
Yoder, A. D and J. I. Irwin. 1999. Phylogeny of the Lemuridae: Effects of character and taxon sampling on the resolution of species relationships within Eulemur. Cladistics 15(3):351-361.
Page copyright © 2004
All Rights Reserved.
- First online 09 August 2004
Citing this page:
Tree of Life Web Project. 2004. Lemuridae. Version 09 August 2004 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Lemuridae/16335/2004.08.09 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/