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Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


Ancrenaz M, Lackmanancrenaz I, Mundy N. 1994. Field observations of aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in Madagascar. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):22-36. DOI: 10.1159/000156760

Andriaholinirina N, Baden A, Blanco M, Chikhi L, Cooke A, Davies N, Dolch R, Donati G, Ganzhorn J, Golden C et al. 2014. Daubentonia madagascariensis. The  IUCN red list of threatened species [internet]. Version 2019.1. e.T6302A16114609 [species assessed 2012 Jul 11; page accessed 2019 Apr 02].

Andriamasimanana M. 1994. Ecoethological study of free-ranging aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in Madagascar. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):37-45. DOI: 10.1159/000156761

Bartlett A. 1862. Observations of the living aye-aye in the Zoological Gardens. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 30(1):222-223.

Carroll JB, Haring DM. 1994. Maintenance and breeding of aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in captivity - a review. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):54-62.

Curtis DJ, Feistner ATC. 1994. Positional behavior in captive aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):155-159. DOI: 10.1159/000156772

Delbarco-Trillo J, Harelimana IH, Goodwin TE, Drea CM. 2013. Chemical differences between voided and bladder urine in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis): implications for olfactory communication studies. American Journal of Primatology. 75(7):695-702. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22083

Dixson A. 2012. Primate sexuality: comparative studies of the prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans. Oxford (GB): Oxford University Press.

European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). 2011. Species management guidelines aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis. London (GB): Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Erickson CJ. 1991. Percussive foraging in the aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis. Animal Behaviour. 41:793-801. DOI: 10.1016/s0003-3472(05)80346-x

Erickson CJ. 1994. Tap-scanning and extractive foraging in aye-ayes, Daubentonia madagascariensis. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):125-135. DOI: 10.1159/000156769

Erickson CJ. 1995a. Feeding sites for extractive foraging by the aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis. American Journal of Primatology. 35(3):235-240. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.1350350306

Erickson CJ. 1995b. Perspectives on percussive foraging in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). In: Alterman L, Doyle GA, Izard MK, editors. Creatures of the dark: the nocturnal prosimians. New York (NY): Plenum Press. p. 251-259.

Feistner ATC, Ashbourne CJ. 1994. Infant development in a captive-bred aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) over the first year of life. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):74-92. DOI: 10.1159/000156765

Feistner ATC, Carroll JB. 1993. Breeding aye-ayes - an aid to preserving biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation. 2(3):283-289. DOI: 10.1007/bf00056673

Feistner ATC, Sterling EJ. 1995. Body mass and sexual dimorphism in the aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis. Dodo-Journal of the Wildlife Preservation Trusts. (31):73-76.

Ganzhorn JU, Rabesoa J. 1986. The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) found in the eastern rain-forest of Madagascar. Folia Primatologica. 46(3):125-126. DOI: 10.1159/000156245

Gibson D, Ivy J. 2013. Population analysis and breeding and transfer plan: aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). AZA red program. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo.

Gibson D. 2012. Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis: North American regional studbook. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo.

Glander KE. 1994. Morphometrics and growth in captive aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):108-114. DOI: 10.1159/000156767

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Han GZ, Worobey M. 2012. An endogenous foamy virus in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Journal of Virology. 86(14):7696-7698. DOI: 10.1128/jvi.00650-12

Harcourt C. 1990. Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros: the IUCN red data book. Gland (CE): International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Louis EE, Sefczek TM, Randimbiharinirina DR, Raharivololona B, Rakotondrazandry JN, Manjary D, Aylward M, Ravelomandrato F. 2020. Daubentonia madagascariensis. The IUCN red list of threatened species [Internet]. Version 2020.2; e.T6302A115560793 [species assessed 2018 May 07; page accessed 2020 Oct 27]. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T6302A115560793.en.

Melin AD, Moritz GL, Fosbury RAE, Kawamura S, Dominy NJ. 2012. Why aye-ayes see blue. American Journal of Primatology. 74(3):185-192. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.21996

Milliken GW, Ward JP, Erickson CJ. 1991. Independent digit control in foraging by the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Folia Primatologica. 56(4):219-224. DOI: 10.1159/000156551

Mittermeier R, Louis E, Richardson M, Schwitzer C, Langrand O, Rylands A, Hawkins F, Rajaobelina S, Ratsimbazafy J, Rasoloarison R, et al. 2010. Lemurs of Madagascar. Arlington (VA): Conservation International.

Owen R. 1863. Monograph of the aye-aye (Chiromys madagascariensis) Cuvier. London (GB): Taylor and Francis.

Perry GH, Louis EE, Ratan A, Bedoya-Reina OC, Burhans RC, Lei R, Johnson SE, Schuster SC, Miller W. 2013. Aye-aye population genomic analyses highlight an important center of endemism in northern Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(15):5823–5828. doi:10.1073/pnas.1211990110.
Petter J-J, Peyrieras A. 1970. Nouvelle contribution a l'etude d'un lemurien Malagache, le aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis E. Geoffroy). Mammalia. 34:167-193.

Pollock JI, Constable ID, Mittermeier RA, Ratsirarson J, Simons H. 1985. A note on the diet and feeding-behavior of the aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis. International Journal of Primatology. 6(4):435-447. DOI: 10.1007/bf02736389

Price EC, Feistner ATC. 1994. Responses of captive aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) to the scent of conspecifics - a preliminary investigation. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):170-174. DOI: 10.1159/000156774

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Rakotoarison A, Rasamison S, Rajeriarison E, Vieites D, Vences M. 2010. Hypotheses on ecological interactions between the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) and microhylid frogs of the genus Platypelis in Tsaratanana bamboo forest. Lemur News. 15:21-23.

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Richardson J. 1885. A new Malagasy-English dictionary. Antananarivo (MG): The London Missionary Society.

Schwitzer C, Mittermeier R, Louis E, Richardson M. 2013. Daubentoniidae (aye-aye). In: Mittermeier R, Rylands A, Wilson D, editors. Handbook of the mammals of the world: primates. Barcelona (ES): Lynx Edicions. p. 176-184.

Simons E. 1994. The giant aye-aye Daubentonia robusta. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):14-21.

Simons EL. 1995. History, anatomy, subfossil record and management of Daubentonia madagascariensis. In: Alterman L, Doyle GA, Izard MK, editors. Creatures of the dark: the nocturnal prosimians. New York (NY): Plenum Press. p. 133-140.

Stanger KF, Macedonia JM. 1994. Vocalizations of aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in captivity. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):160-169. DOI: 10.1159/000156773

Sterling EJ. 1994a. Evidence for nonseasonal reproduction in wild aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):46-53. DOI: 10.1159/000156762

Sterling EJ. 1994b. Aye-ayes specialists on structurally defended resources. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):142-154. DOI: 10.1159/000156771

Sterling EJ, McCreless E. 2006. Adaptations in the aye-aye: a review. In: Gould L, Sauther M, editors. Lemurs: ecology and adaptation. New York (NY): Springer. p. 159-184.

Sterling EJ, Dierenfeld ES, Ashbourne CJ, Feistner ATC. 1994. Dietary-intake, food composition and nutrient intake in wild and captive populations of Daubentonia madagascariensis. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):115-124. DOI: 10.1159/000156768

Sterling EJ, Richard AF. 1995. Social organization in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) and the perceived distinctiveness of nocturnal primates. In: Alterman L, Doyle GA, Izard MK, editors. Creatures of the dark: the nocturnal prosimians. New York (NY): Plenum Press. p. 439-451.

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Winn RM. 1994. Development of behavior in a young aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in captivity. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):93-107. DOI: 10.1159/000156766

Winn RM. 1994. Preliminary-study of the sexual-behavior of 3 aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in captivity. Folia Primatologica. 62(1-3):63-73. DOI: 10.1159/000156764

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