Adapid


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Noun1.Adapid - extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruitAdapid - extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
order Primates, Primates - an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
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1971): The European adapid primates Agerina and Pronycticebus.
According to reports, the fossilised animal on which the research is based could be at least 37-million-yearsold, is a member of the extinct adapid family, and was discovered in a disused quarry in Germany.
According to reports, the fossilised animal on which the research is based could be at least 37 million-years-old, is a member of the extinct adapid family, and was discovered in a disused quarry in Germany.
London, May 11 (ANI): Famous broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, is all set to present a documentary claiming to have discovered a missing link in human evolution - a monkey-like creature called an adapid.
Beard and his coworkers assign some Shanghuang fossils to an adapid that resembled an extinct European primate and identify others as an omomyid with anatomical ties to a North American primate of comparable age.
Philip Gingerich, director of the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a strong proponent of adapid origins, is greatly encouraged by the new paper.
Gunnell of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor cautions that even though Bugtilemur's teeth look like those of modern lemurs in some respects, in other respects they resemble those of a separate group of ancient primates called adapids.