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Purgatorius janisae


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Purgatorius janisae had a dental formula of 3:1:4:3 (Fleagle, 1999). Overall this species had primitive molars and molars with relatively low molar trigonids (Fleagle, 1999). The second lower molars are broad and the third molars are elongated (Fleagle, 1999).

RANGE:
Purgatorius janisae was found in North America, in the state of Montana (Fleagle, 1999). This species occurred during the early Paleocene (Fleagle, 1999).

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

Last updated: January 1, 2002

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