Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Caption: This image shows a contemporary red-ruffed lemur living in Madagascar. This species is much smaller than the extinct Hadropithecus (about 9 lbs versus 65 lbs), with a longer face and with tree-climbing adaptations in its limbs. Hadropithecus had a more monkey-like face and lived mostly on the ground.
Credit: Courtesy of Kristan Norvig
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