Lemuriform Origins as Viewed from the Fossil Record

  title={Lemuriform Origins as Viewed from the Fossil Record},
  author={Marc Godinot},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={446 - 464}
  • M. Godinot
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Geography, Biology
  • Folia Primatologica
Fossils relevant to lemuriform origins are reviewed. Omanodon seems very close to the other early tooth-combed lemuriforms Karanisia,Wadilemur and Saharagalago, whereas Bugtilemur is rejected from the Lemuriformes. The Djebelemurinae, including Djebelemur and ‘Anchomomys’ milleri, are considered as stem lemuriforms preceding tooth comb differentiation; they are shown to be very distinct from European adapiforms. With tooth-combed lemuriforms present in Africa around 40 million years ago, and… 

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