Mahgarita stevensi


Mahgarita stevensi has relatively small premolars and molars with well-developed crests (Fleagle, 1999). This species has a dental formula of 2:1:3:3 on both the upper and lower jaw (Martin, 1990). The mandibular symphysis is fused and the snout is deep in this species (Fleagle, 1999). This species has an average body mass of 600 grams (Fleagle, 1999).

Mahgarita stevensi lived in North America and occurred during the late Eocene (Fleagle, 1999). This is the only cercamoniinae found in North America (Fleagle, 1999).

Based on dental morphology this species most likely had a folivorous diet (Fleagle, 1999).

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

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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