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SPECIES Daubentonia madagascariensis

Author:Gmelin, 1788.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 13th ed., 1: 152.
Common Name:Aye-aye
Type Locality:NW Madagascar.
Distribution:NE and NW Madagascar (discontinuous).
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA and IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Type locality of laniger is "forest of the east"; this seems to be a potentially available name for an eastern subspecies, if recognized. The name D. robusta Lamberton, 1934 was given to subfossil remains; it is not known whether these represent the living aye-aye or a separate, extinct species.
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Synonyms:

    daubentonii (Shaw, 1800)
    laniger (G. Grandidier, 1930)
    psilodactylus (Schreber, 1800)

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