Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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See areola (2). Niptomomys McKenna, 1960: archaic mammal of the early Eocene of the Rocky Mountain region belonging to the plesiadapiform family Microsyopidae; consists of two species; some authorities assign this genus to the order Insectivora. Maxillary dental formula unknown; mandibular formula Estimated body mass around 30 g. Small body size and dentition suggests insectivory.

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