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A diverse new primate fauna from middle Eocene fissure-fillings in southeastern China
We report the discovery of a fauna of primates from Eocene (˜45 Myr) deposits in China having a diversity greater than in European and North American localities of similar antiquity. From the manyExpand
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Middle Eocene primate tarsals from China: implications for haplorhine evolution.
We describe tarsal remains of primates recovered from the Middle Eocene (approximately 45 mya) Shanghuang fissures in southern Jiangsu Province, China. These tarsals document the existence of fourExpand
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The oldest North American primate and mammalian biogeography during the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum
  • K. Beard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 11 March 2008
Undoubted primates first appear almost synchronously in the fossil records of Asia, Europe, and North America. This temporal pattern has complicated efforts to reconstruct the early dispersal historyExpand
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Gliding behaviour and palaeoecology of the alleged primate family Paromomyidae (Mammalia, Dermoptera)
THE extinct Paromomyidae, known from early Tertiary strata of North America1–6 and Europe7–8, have traditionally been viewed as an archaic radiation of the order Primates1–11. Hypotheses about theExpand
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Cranial Anatomy of Shoshonius and the Antiquity of Anthropoidea
Although most, if not. all, modern systematists agree that the living anthropoid or simiiform primates (New and Old World monkeys, apes, and humans) constitute a natural, monophyletic assemblage,Expand
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Earliest Complete Dentition of an Anthropoid Primate from the Late Middle Eocene of Shanxi Province, China
The complete lower dentition of a new species of the basal anthropoid genus Eosimias shows a combination of primitive and derived traits unknown in other living or fossil primates. Although certainExpand
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The oldest known anthropoid postcranial fossils and the early evolution of higher primates
The middle Eocene primate family Eosimiidae, which is known from sites in central and eastern China and Myanmar, is central to efforts to reconstruct the origin and early evolution of anthropoid orExpand
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First skulls of the Early Eocene primate Shoshonius cooperi and the anthropoid-tarsier dichotomy
THE phylogenetic relationships of living tarsiers and extinct omomyid primates are critical for deciphering the origin and relationships of primate higher taxa, particularly anthropoids1–6. ThreeExpand
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Laonastes and the "Lazarus Effect" in Recent Mammals
The living Laotian rodent Laonastes aenigmamus, first described in early 2005, has been interpreted as the sole member of the new family Laonastidae on the basis of its distinctive morphology andExpand
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