Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Torrejonia Wilsoni Gazin, 1968

Archaic mammal known from the middle to late Paleocene of North America belonging to the Plesiadapiformes family Palaechthonidae; monotypic. Known only from dentition and mandibular remains. Dental formula: 2.1.3.3/2.1.3.3; enlarged anterior dentition, enlarged third molars, low-crowned molars all suggestive of a herbivorous diet, probably frugivory. Mandible unfused as in modern prosimians. Body size estimated at 575 g. Some authors include Torrejonia within either Palaechthon or Plesiolestes.

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