Fossil evidence for an ancient divergence of lorises and galagos

  title={Fossil evidence for an ancient divergence of lorises and galagos},
  author={E. R. Seiffert and E. Simons and Y. Attia},
  • E. R. Seiffert, E. Simons, Y. Attia
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Morphological, molecular, and biogeographic data bearing on early primate evolution suggest that the clade containing extant (or ‘crown’) strepsirrhine primates (lemurs, lorises and galagos) arose in Afro-Arabia during the early Palaeogene, but over a century of palaeontological exploration on that landmass has failed to uncover any conclusive support for that hypothesis. Here we describe the first demonstrable crown strepsirrhines from the Afro-Arabian Palaeogene—a galagid and a possible… CONTINUE READING
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