Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Berruvius Russell, 1964

Poorly known, very small (estimated body mass 20 g) microsyopid from the late Paleocene - early Eocene of Europe. Two species. Appears to be most closely related to Navajovius. Dentition and small size suggest insectivory. Some authorities think that the Microsyopidae are not primates, but that their affinities lie with the extant bats.

See Chiroptera.

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