Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Eosimias Beard, Dawson, Wang, And Li, 1994

Putative anthropoid from the middle Eocene of China belonging to the family Eosimiidae; two species described; known from teeth, cranial fragment, and foot bones. If Eosimias is an anthropoid, it would be the earliest one known; some workers think that the affinities of this genus lie with the omomyoids. Small, estimated body mass around 100 g. Dental formula: 2.1.3.3/2.1.3.3.

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