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A revision of the European Eocene primate genus Protoadapis and some allied forms. American Museum novitates ; no. 2762

Show simple item record Tattersall, Ian. en_US Schwartz, Jeffrey H. en_US 2005-10-06T17:05:23Z 2005-10-06T17:05:23Z 1983 en_US
dc.description 16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 16). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The European Eocene primate genus Protoadapis, as generally conceived of, is long-lived and highly speciose, but nonetheless homogeneous. Reappraisal of the material involved shows, however, that among the 10 species allocated by Gingerich (1977) to Protoadapis and its closest relatives Cercamonius and Pronycticebus, three separate groups are discernible, together with three individual species that are clearly misattributed. Within the genus Protoadapis we recognize for the moment two species, P. curvicuspidens and P. recticuspidens, both originally described (as species of Plesiadapis) by Lemoine in 1878. These two differ somewhat in trigonid morphology, but both are quite distinct from all other material subsequently referred to Protoadapis. As thus constituted, Protoadapis may be most closely comparable to Agerinia. A second genus, by priority Pronycticebus, is represented by material formerly allocated to 'Protoadapis' (or Europolemur) klatti, as well as by Pronycticebus gaudryi and by a new species we describe here. Pronycticebus may possibly bear affinities with certain Pelycodus. The third major morph in the assemblage is comprised of specimens allocated to 'Protoadapis' angustidens (now filholi), 'Protoadapis' (or Cercamonius) brachyrhynchus, and possibly 'Protoadapis' weigelti; the earliest available name for the single species represented by this material is Cercamonius brachyrhynchus, and its affinities lie with the larger species of Notharctus. The species 'Protoadapis' ulmensis, based on isolated teeth, appears to be related to Adapis, the genus in which it was originally described, and the affinities of the two species 'Protoadopis' russelli and 'P.' louisi are unclear"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2762 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2762, 1983 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Protoadapis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Primates, Fossil -- Europe. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Europe. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- Europe. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Europe. en_US
dc.title A revision of the European Eocene primate genus Protoadapis and some allied forms. American Museum novitates ; no. 2762 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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