Rencunius zhoui, New Primate from the Late Middle Eocene of Henan, China, and a Comparison with Some Early Anthropoidea

  • Philip D. Gingerich
  • Patricia A. Holroyd
  • Russell L. Ciochon
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


Late Eocene primates of Asia are often mentioned in discussions of anthropoid origins. This is in part because of the distinctive morphologies of Asian Eocene primates that document an otherwise hidden diversity of potential anthropoid ancestors. Asia also draws our attention as a large, centrally placed geographic region that is still inadequately known paleontologically. Asia and its Eocene primates are important for understanding both the phylogenetic and biogeographic history of primate and anthropoid diversification.


Middle Eocene Late Eocene Posterolingual Corner Vertebrate Paleontology Occlusal View 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip D. Gingerich
    • 1
  • Patricia A. Holroyd
    • 2
    • 3
  • Russell L. Ciochon
    • 4
  1. 1.Museum of PaleontologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological Anthropology and AnatomyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Geological SurveyDenverUSA
  4. 4.Departments of Anthropology and Pediatric DentistryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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