Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Micromomys Szalay, 1973

Archaic mammal known from the late Paleocene and early Eocene of North America belonging to the order Plesiadapiformes, family Micromomyidae; four species. Dental formula probably 2.1.2.3/2.1.3.3; small body size strongly suggestive of insectivory. Body size of the species very small and estimated to be between 10 and 15 g.

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