Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Omomyinae

Subfamily of the tarsiiform family Omomyidae known from the early Eocene to perhaps the late Oligocene; predominantly a North American group, but some members known from China; approximately 16 genera and 24 species; appears to be descended from an anaptomorphine whom they replaced in the mid-Eocene. Body mass ranges from 100 g to 2 kg. Variable dentition and dietary niches.

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