Lemurs of Madagascar
Endemic Global Species
Madagascar lacks the dominant form of primate distributed worldwide, those of the suborder Haplorhini (monkeys, chimps, gorillas, and Homo sapiens). Instead, their niche has been filled by an older group of primates, the lemurs. Lemurs belong to the sub-order Strepsirhini together with bushbabies, lorises, and pottos which—like the original lemurs—are nocturnal, insectivorous primates characterized by a small body, a long nose, and large eyes. Lemurs have an interesting evolutionary history and the only reason they still exist today is because of Madagascar's isolation.
The first lemur-like primates on the fossil record appeared roughly 60 million years ago in mainland Africa. Researchers speculates that more lemurs species are still yet to be discovered
Threats and causes of endangerment
Soluition and protection
We can try to protect these species if we try to reduce how we waste resourses and the government of Madagascar are tryingb to prevent these species from going extinct but it is not fanalised yet due to poverty in the country