Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Uintanius Matthew, 1915

Genus of tarsiiform primate from the early to middle Eocene of North America, belonging to the omomyid subfamily Omomyinae; two species; most primitive omomyine, with a recent ancestry from one of the anaptomorphines, and some workers place this genus within that group. Estimated body mass around 160 g. Dental formula: 2.1.3.3/2.1.3.3; dental morphology has been variously interpreted by different authors as adapted for gummivory, granivory, or a compromise between frugivory and insectivory.

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