Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Tinimomys Graybulliensis Szalay, 1974

Archaic mammal known from the early Eocene of North America belonging to the Plesiadapiformes family Micromomyidae; monotypic. Dental formula probably; small body size strongly suggestive of insectivory; unique among mammals related to primates in that the fourth upper premolar is semimolarized; however, other traits clearly indicate this is a plesiadapiform. Body size of the species very small; estimated at 15 g. It has been suggested that Tinimomys was a gliding mammal.

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