Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Caenopithecus Lemuroides Rutimeyer, 1862

Adapoid prosimian known from the late Eocene of Europe, belonging to the notharctid subfamily Cercamoniinae; monotypic; known from jaws and teeth; this was the first fossil primate described that was considered to be lemurlike. Fused mandibular symphysis. Estimated body mass around 3 kg. Dental formula extrapolated to be:; dental morphology suggests folivorous adaptation similar to living indriids.

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