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Pondaungia cotteri


Pondaungia cotteri had molars which were low crowned and broad (Fleagle, 1988). This species had lower molars which were large and bunodont and had a trigonid which was slightly higher than the talonid (Conroy, 1990). On the upper molars the pseudohypocone evolved out of a cleavage of the protocone (Conroy, 1990). This species had a deep mandible (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of around 7.0 kilograms (Fleagle, 1988).

Pondaungia cotteri lived on the continent of Asia and was found in the country of Burma (Fleagle, 1988). This species occurred during the late Eocene (Fleagle, 1988).

Based upon 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.

Last updated: November 15, 2001

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