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Qatrania wingi


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Qatrania wingi had a dental formula of 2:1:3:3 on both the upper and lower jaw (Fleagle, 1988). The molars have low crests (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of around 300 grams (Fleagle, 1988).

RANGE:
Qatrania wingi was found in Africa, and was discovered in the country of Egypt (Fleagle, 1988). This species occurred during early Oligocene (Fleagle, 1988).

DIET:
Based upon dental morphology this species was either a frugivore or a gummivore (Fleagle, 1988).

REFERENCES:
Fleagle, J.G. 1988. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

Last updated: November 16, 2001

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