Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Zanycteris (Picrodus) Paleocenus Matthew, 1917

Archaic mammal of the late Paleocene of the Rocky Mountain region of North America, belonging to the plesiadapidiform family Picrodontidae; monotypic; known from badly crushed cranium and isolated teeth. Dental formula probably 2.1.3.3/ 2.1.2.3; dental morphology suggestive of the nectarivorous living bats and has led to speculation that these animals were pollinators who fed on nectar.

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