The Early Radiation of Euprimates and the Initial Diversification of Omomyidae

  • Kenneth D. Rose
  • Marc Godinot
  • Thomas M. Bown
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


The source of euprimates (Hoffstetter, 1977) or “true primates”—the tax-onomic assemblage including extant lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, and anthropoids and their unquestioned extinct relatives—remains one of the paramount unresolved questions in primate evolution. Any discussion of the origin and initial radiation of euprimates in general, and Omomyidae in particular, must begin with a broader consideration of the origin, relationships, and composition of the order Primates.


Middle Eocene Late Eocene Tree Shrew Cheek Tooth Early Tertiary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth D. Rose
    • 1
  • Marc Godinot
    • 2
  • Thomas M. Bown
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l’EvolutionUniversité Montpellier IIMontpellier Cédex 5France
  3. 3.Paleontology and Stratigraphy BranchU.S. Geological SurveyDenverUSA

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