Talar morphology, phylogenetic affinities, and locomotor adaptation of a large-bodied amphipithecid primate from the late middle eocene of Myanmar.

@article{Marivaux2010TalarMP,
  title={Talar morphology, phylogenetic affinities, and locomotor adaptation of a large-bodied amphipithecid primate from the late middle eocene of Myanmar.},
  author={Laurent Marivaux and K. Christopher Beard and Yaowalak Chaimanee and Marian Dagosto and Daniel L. Gebo and Franck Guy and Bernard Marandat and Kyaw Thet Khaing and Aung Aung Kyaw and Myo Oo and Chit Sein and Aung Naing Soe and Myat Swe and J. -J. Jaeger},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2010},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={208-22}
}
A well-preserved fossil talus [National Museum of Myanmar Primates (NMMP) 82] of a large-bodied primate is described from the late middle Eocene Pondaung Formation of central Myanmar. The specimen was collected at Thandaung Kyitchaung, a well-known amphipithecid primate-bearing locality near the village of Mogaung. NMMP 82 adds to a meager but growing sample of postcranial remains documenting the large-bodied primates of the Pondaung Formation. This new talus exhibits a suite of features that… CONTINUE READING