Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Family of archaic fossil mammals belonging to the order Plesiadapiformes; known from the late Paleocene to the early Eocene of North America; four genera. Vernacular: micromomyid. These are the smallest plesiadapiforms, ranging in size from 10 to 30 g. Dental formula appears to be; procumbent incisors, enlarged upper and lower fourth premolars; teeth and small body size suggest that these forms practised insectivory.

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