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Adapid group

Definition of the noun adapid group

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  1. 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

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

Afew workers even questioned whether Oligopithecus might belong with a poorlyknown European Eocene adapid group, the cercamoniines, and represent alinking form between anthropoids andthe latter group. In1990, Simons described a ...

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