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Noun1.Omomyid - extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; 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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(2010): A new species of Pseudoloris (Omomyidae, Primates) from the Middle Eocene of Sant Jaume de Frontanya (Eastern Pyrenees, Spain).
New discoveries of microchoerines (Omomyidae, Primates) from the Eocene of the Iberian Peninsula [Abstract].
(2012): Pseudoloris cuestai, a new microchoerine (Primates, Omomyidae) from the middle Eocene of the Iberian Peninsula.