Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Family of prosimians known from the Eocene and early Oligocene of Europe and Asia; systematics in flux, but currently about five adapid genera are recognized; origins and phylogenetic relationships uncertain. Adjectives: adapid, adapoid. Earlier taxonomies included the notharctids (Notharctidae)(as a subfamily) within the adapids, which was a much larger group.

See Adapinae for taxonomy.

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