New Paleocene skeletons and the relationship of plesiadapiforms to crown-clade primates

  title={New Paleocene skeletons and the relationship of plesiadapiforms to crown-clade primates},
  author={J. Bloch and M. Silcox and D. Boyer and E. Sargis},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={1159 - 1164}
  • J. Bloch, M. Silcox, +1 author E. Sargis
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Plesiadapiforms are central to studies of the origin and evolution of primates and other euarchontan mammals (tree shrews and flying lemurs). We report results from a comprehensive cladistic analysis using cranial, postcranial, and dental evidence including data from recently discovered Paleocene plesiadapiform skeletons (Ignacius clarkforkensis sp. nov.; Dryomomys szalayi, gen. et sp. nov.), and the most plesiomorphic extant tree shrew, Ptilocercus lowii. Our results, based on the fossil… CONTINUE READING
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