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Anchomomys gaillardi


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Anchomomys gaillardi has a dental formula of 2:1:4:3 on both the upper and lower jaw (Fleagle, 1988). The upper molars of the species were simple and the molars had sharp cusps (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of 110 grams (Fleagle, 1988).

RANGE:
Anchomomys gaillardi was found in Europe and occurred during the late Eocene (Fleagle, 1988).

DIET:
This species had an insectivorous diet based upon dental morphology (Fleagle, 1988). Fruit probably also played an important part in the diet (Conroy, 1990).

REFERENCES:
Conroy, G.C. 1990. Primate Evolution. W.W. Norton and Co.: New York.

Fleagle, J.G. 1988. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

Last updated: November 15, 2001

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