Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Anchomomys Stehlin, 1916

Genus of fossil adapid, subfamily Adapinae, from the Eocene (c. 38 mya) of western Europe. Two to three species are recognized (Huerzeleris quercyi is considered the third species by some authorities). Small; body mass estimates range from 120 to 250 g. Dentition and size suggestive of insectivory; dental formula 2.1.4.3. Some researchers suggest that Anchomomys is a lorisoid.

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