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Europolemur klatti


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Europolemur klatti has an average body mass of 1.7 kilograms (Fleagle, 1999). This species has a dental formula of 2:1:3:3 (Franzen, 1987; cited in Martin, 1990). The milk dentition of this species consisted of 4 premolars while the adults only had 3 premolars (Martin, 1990). This species has a grasping hallux (Martin, 1990). There is evidence that this species has nails instead of claws (Martin, 1990). The shape of the calcaneus resembles that found in Smilodectes and Notharctus (Martin, 1990).

RANGE:
Europolemur klatti lived on the continent of Europe and occurred during the middle to late Eocene (Fleagle, 1999).

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

Franzen, J.L. 1987. Ein neuer Primate aus dem Mitteleozan der Grube Messel (Deutschland, S-Hessen). Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg. Vol. 91, 151-187.

Martin, R.D. 1990. Primate Origins and Evolution: A Phylogenetic Reconstruction. Princeton University Press: Princeton, New Jersey.

Last updated: November 13, 2001

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