A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by many to own existed formerly into the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant.
In zoögeog., a supposed former faunal area of the globe, corresponding to some extent to the geographical distribution of the lemurs, and characterized by the abundance and variety of those animals inhabiting it.
in certain versions of Cuvier's system, a subdivision associated with the Chiropoda (which comprised Bimana and Quadrumana) through which the lemurs, including Chiromys, tend to be distinguished collectively from monkeys and guy.
Definition for "lemuria"
A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by many…