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The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution
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A nearly complete and partly articulated skeleton of a primitive haplorhine primate from the early Eocene of China, about 55 million years ago, is reported, the oldest fossil primate of this quality ever recovered and further constrains the age of divergence between tarsiiforms and anthropoids. Expand
Intercontinental dispersal of Holarctic land mammals near the Paleocene/Eocene boundary; paleogeographic, paleoclimatic and biostratigraphic implications
The reorganization of North American and European mammalian faunas across the Paleocene/Eocene boundary is attributed to intercontinental dispersal of higher-level taxa that originated in Asia.Expand
Early Wasatchian Mammals of the Red Hot Local Fauna, Uppermost Tuscahoma Formation, Lauderdale County, Mississippi
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Several lines of evidence suggest that the Red Hot local fauna correlates with earliest Wasatchian (Wa-M) faunas from the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, consistent with evidence for substantive differences in the physical environment and flora. Expand
NEW LATE PALEOCENE RODENTS (MAMMALIA) FROM BIG MULTI QUARRY, WASHAKIE BASIN, WYOMING
Les plus anciens rongeurs d'Amerique du Nord se trouvent dans les couches clarkforkiennes basales de la Formation Fort Union, dans la Big Multi Quarry pres de Bitter Creek, au nord du Bassin deExpand
New wrist bones of Proconsul africanus and P. nyanzae from Rusinga Island, Kenya.
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The anatomy of the wrist of two species of the early Miocene hominoid Proconsul is described based on new material collected on Rusinga Island, Kenya and shows a unique combination of features which once again point to the oversimplicity of forcing fossil forms into categories based only on extant taxa. Expand
Oligocene primates from China reveal divergence between African and Asian primate evolution
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The discovery of a diverse primate fauna from the early Oligocene of southern China, which is dominated by strepsirhines, indicating that the EOT functioned as a critical evolutionary filter constraining the subsequent course of primate evolution across the Old World. Expand
Cranial remains of an Eocene tarsier.
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Cranial material of a fossil tarsiid from the middle-Eocene Shanghuang fissure-fillings in southern Jiangsu Province, China is described, indicating that tarsiers already possessed greatly enlarged orbits and a haplorhine oronasal configuration by the time they are first documented in the fossil record during the middle Eocene. Expand
Interrelationships among primate higher taxa
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Features of the ankle and wrist joints of several adapiform taxa provide an independent test of the preceding hypotheses and suggest that lemuriforms are monophyletic with respect to knownAdapiforms, but that adAPiforms nevertheless are their stem lineage (sensu Ax26). Expand
A new tarkadectine primate from the Eocene of Inner Mongolia, China: phylogenetic and biogeographic implications
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A new primate is described, Tarkops mckennai gen. et sp. Expand
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