We thank the editors, Michelle Sauther and Lisa Gould, for inviting us to submit a chapter on extinct lemurs to this book. The work described here was influenced by our collaborations, over the years, with many people, including: Gene Albrecht, Marina Blanco, Donald Boy, David Burney, Kierstin Catlett, Prithijit Chatrath, Frank Cuozzo, Donald DeBlieux, Brigitte Demes, Erin Flanagan, Mario Gagnon, Mark Hamrick, Paula Jenkins, Stephen King, K S. Lamm, Pierre Lemelin, Patrick Mahoney, Malgosia Nowak-Kemp, Robert Paine, Ventura Perez, Andrew Petto, Kathy Rafferty, the late Berthe Rakotosamimanana, Ramilisonina, Gisèle Randria, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Jeannette Ravaoarisoa, Kaye Reed, Brian Richmond, Ted Roese, Karen Samonds, Cornelia Seiffert, Gina Semprebon, Lisa Shapiro, Elwyn Simons, Nikos Solounias, Michael Sutherland, Mark Teaford, Natalie Vasey, Martine Vuillaume-Randriamanantena, William Wheeler, and Roshna Wunderlich. We also gratefully acknowledge people with whom we have discussed our ideas on subfossil lemurs, including particularly Chris Dean, Jukka Jernvall, Jay Kelley, Don Reid, Alison Richard, Alan Walker, and Patricia Wright, as well as many students. Mitchell Irwin and Karen Samonds read an earlier version of this manuscript and provided useful comments. This work was supported by NSF Grants BCS-0237338 to LRG, NSF BCS-0129185 to David Burney, LRG, and WLJ, and BCS-0503988 to GTS.

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