Skip to main content
Select Source:

Bibymalagasia

Bibymalagasia An order of mammals described in 1994 by R. D. E. MacPhee, based on the enigmatic genus (see ENIGMATIC TAXON) Plesiorycteropus, known from sub-Recent fossil material from Madagascar. The order is distinguished by having large, perforating, transarcual canals in the neural arches of the lumbar, posterior thoracic, and anterior sacral vertebrae (see VERTEBRA); a posteriomedial process on the astragalus, with a ventral groove for flexor tendons; and large ischial expansions (see ISCHIUM). Plesioryctero-pus was formerly assigned to the order Tubulidentata.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bibymalagasia." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Sep. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Bibymalagasia." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bibymalagasia

"Bibymalagasia." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved September 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bibymalagasia

Bibymalagasia

Bibymalagasia An order of mammals described in 1994 by R. E. MacPhee, based on the enigmatic genus (see ENIGMATIC TAXON) Plesiorycteropus, known from sub-Recent fossil material from Madagascar. The order is distinguished by having large, perforating, transarcual canals in the neural arches of the lumbar, posterior thoracic, and anterior sacral vertebrae; a posteromedial process on the astralagus, with a ventral groove for flexor tendons; and large ischial expansions (see ISCHIUM). Plesiorycteropus was formerly assigned to the order Tubulidentata.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bibymalagasia." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Sep. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Bibymalagasia." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bibymalagasia-0

"Bibymalagasia." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved September 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bibymalagasia-0