MORPHOLOGY: Branisella boliviana had a dental formula of 2:1:3:3 on both the upper and lower jaws (Fleagle, 1988). The molars have low, rounded cusps (Fleagle, 1988). The upper molars possess a hypocone and are quadritubercular (Conroy, 1990). This species had a short face based on the mandible and the small premolar (P2) (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of about 1.0 kilograms (Fleagle, 1988).
RANGE: Branisella boliviana was found on the continent of South America, in the country of Bolivia (Fleagle, 1988). This species occurred during late Oligocene (Fleagle, 1988).
Based upon the dental morphology this was a frugivorous species (Fleagle, 1988).
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.