A new primate from the Middle Eocene of Myanmar and the Asian early origin of anthropoids.

@article{Jaeger1999ANP,
  title={A new primate from the Middle Eocene of Myanmar and the Asian early origin of anthropoids.},
  author={J J Jaeger and Tin Tin Thein and Mouloud Benammi and Yaowalak Chaimanee and Aung Naing Soe and Thandar Lwin and T. H. Tun and Sabina Yeung Sung Wai and St{\'e}phane Ducrocq},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={286 5439},
  pages={528-30}
}
A new genus and species of anthropoid primate, Bahinia pondaungensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Yashe Kyitchaung locality in the Late Middle Eocene Pondaung Formation (Myanmar). It is related to Eosimias, but it is represented by more complete remains, including upper dentition with associated lower jaw fragment. It is interpreted as a new representative of the family Eosimiidae, which corresponds to the sister group of the Amphipithecidae and of all other anthropoids. Eosimiidae… CONTINUE READING

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