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Pondaungia cotteri


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
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).

RANGE:
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).

DIET:
Based upon dental morphology this was a frugivorous species (Fleagle, 1988).

REFERENCES:
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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