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Periconodon jaegeri


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Periconodon jaegeri has relatively broad and bulbous cusps (Fleagle, 1999). This species has an average body mass of 920 grams (Fleagle, 1999).

RANGE:
Periconodon jaegeri lived on the continent of Europe and occurred during the middle Eocene (Fleagle, 1999).

DIET:
Based upon dental morphology, Periconodon jaegeri is a frugivorous species (Fleagle, 1999). Insects may also have been part of the diet of this species (Conroy, 1990).

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 13, 2001

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