Purgatorius unio 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). This species had an estimated body mass of 92 grams (Fleagle, 1999).
Purgatorius unio was found in North America, in the state of Montana (Fleagle, 1999). This species occurred during the early Paleocene (Fleagle, 1999).
Fleagle, J.G. 1999. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: San Diego.
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