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Protoadapis recticuspidens


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Protoadapis recticuspidens has an average body mass of 1.6 kilograms (Fleagle, 1999). This species has a dental formula of 2:1:4:3 (Franzen, 1987; cited in Martin, 1990).

RANGE:
Protoadapis recticuspidens lived on the continent of Europe and occurred during the early to middle 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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