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Saxonella naylori


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Saxonella naylori has a dental formula of 1:0:2:3 on the lower jaw (Conroy, 1990). This species had incisors which were procumbent (Conroy, 1990). This species had a lower third premolar which was a large blade-like, cutting tooth and the lower fourth premolar was relatively small (Conroy, 1990; Fleagle, 1999). This species had a plagiaulacoid dentition (Conroy, 1990). This species had an estimated body mass of around 59 grams (Fleagle, 1999).

RANGE:
Saxonella naylori occurred during the late Paleocene (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.

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

Last updated: June 13, 2005

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