Cynocephalid dermopterans from the Palaeogene of South Asia (Thailand, Myanmar and Pakistan): systematic, evolutionary and palaeobiogeographic implications

@article{Marivaux2006CynocephalidDF,
  title={Cynocephalid dermopterans from the Palaeogene of South Asia (Thailand, Myanmar and Pakistan): systematic, evolutionary and palaeobiogeographic implications},
  author={Laurent Marivaux and Lo{\"i}c Bocat and Yaowalak Chaimanee and Jean-Jacques Jaeger and Bernard Marandat and Paladej Srisuk and Paul Tafforeau and Chotima Yamee and Jean-Loup Welcomme},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2006},
  volume={35}
}
Cynocephalid dermopterans (flying lemurs) are represented by only two living genera (Cynocephalus and Galeopterus), which inhabit tropical rainforests of South‐East Asia. Despite their very poor diversity and their limited distribution, dermopterans play a critical role in higher‐level eutherian phylogeny inasmuch as they represent together with Scandentia (tree‐shrew) the sister group of the Primates clade (Plesiadapiformes + Euprimates). However, unlike primates, for which the fossil record… 

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