Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Rooneyia Viejaensis Wilson, 1966

Enigmatic tarsiiform primate from the early Oligocene of North America, assigned to an omomyoid family incertae sedis; phylogenetic relationships unknown; many features of this species are unusual for an omomyoid and it is sometimes placed in the Omomyidae, the Microchoeridae, or its own family. Known from a skull; short snout, postorbital closure with smaller orbits suggesting diurnality. Estimated body mass around 1.5 kg. Dental formula:; dental morphology suggests frugivory.

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