Protoadapis recticuspidens


Protoadapis recticuspidens has an average body mass of 1.6 kilograms (Fleagle, 1999). This species has a dental formula of 2:1:4:3 (Franzen, 1987; cited in Martin, 1990).

Protoadapis recticuspidens lived on the continent of Europe and occurred during the early to middle Eocene (Fleagle, 1999).

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

Franzen, J.L. 1987. Ein neuer Primate aus dem Mitteleozan der Grube Messel (Deutschland, S-Hessen). Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg. Vol. 91, 151-187.

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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