New body mass estimates for Omomys carteri, a middle Eocene primate from North America.

@article{Payseur1999NewBM,
  title={New body mass estimates for Omomys carteri, a middle Eocene primate from North America.},
  author={Bret A Payseur and Herbert H. Covert and Christopher J. Vinyard and Marian Dagosto},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1999},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={41-52}
}
We report new body mass estimates for the North American Eocene primate Omomys carteri. These estimates are based on postcranial measurements and a variety of analytical methods, including bivariate regression, multiple regression, and principal components analysis (PCA). All body mass estimation equations show high coefficients of determination (R2), and some equations exhibit low prediction errors in accuracy tests involving extant species of body size similar to O. carteri. Equations derived… CONTINUE READING