Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Proprimates

Proposed order of archaic mammals that includes the plesiadapiforms along with other mammals considered to be archaic primates. It was suggested that the tupaiids (order Scandentia) might also be included among the proprimates. This order has not gained much acceptance and the mirorder Primatomorpha and order Plesiadapiformes appear to be preferred among primatologists.

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