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Adapis sudrei


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Adapis sudrei has an average body mass estimated at 1.4 kilograms (Fleagle, 1999). The molars of this species are long and narrow and the premolars have well-developed shearing crests (Fleagle, 1999). A canal exists in the auditory region for the stapedial artery and a groove for a promontory artery (Fleagle, 1999). The orbits of this species are relatively small suggesting it is a diurnal species (Fleagle, 1999).

RANGE:
Adapis sudrei lived on the continent of Europe and occurred during the late Eocene to early Oligocene (Fleagle, 1999).

DIET:
Based on dental morphology, the high shearing crests of the molars, this species most likely had a folivorous diet (Fleagle, 1999).

REFERENCES:
Fleagle, J.G. 1999. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

Last updated: January 24, 2002

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