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Arcius lapparenti


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MORPHOLOGY:
Arcius species, like other plesiadapiforms, have enlarged and protruding lower incisors (Conroy, 1990). As with most paromomyids, this species had slender lower incisors; tall and pointed posterior lower premolar; low-crowned lower molars with short, squared trigonids and broad, shallow talonid basins; square upper molars with expanded basins; upper and lower molars that were elongated (Fleagle, 1999).

RANGE:
Arcius lapparenti was found in Europe, specifically in France, during early Eocene epoch (Fleagle, 1999).

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

Fleagle, J.G. 1999. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: San Diego.

Last updated: November 16, 2005

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