Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Extinct subfamily of the Eocene prosimian family Omomyidae that includes approximately 19 genera; recovered primarily from North American deposits, but also known from Europe and Asia; most primitive omomyid group. Small body size (under 500 g); dentition suggestive of frugivory with insect supplements. Adjective: anaptomorphine.

See Omomyidae.

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