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A series on the fossils that make up the Primate Fossil Record. The first primate-like mammals, or proto-primates click this icon to hear the preceding term pronounced, evolved in the early Paleocene Epoch (65.5-55.8 million years ago) at the beginning of the Cenozoic Era. They were roughly similar to squirrels and tree shrews in size and appearance. The existing, very fragmentary fossil evidence (from Asia, Europe, North Africa, and especially Western North America) suggests that they were ...
 
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First described in September of 2018, Asiadapis tapiensis lived in what is now Gujarat, north western India between 56 and 47 million years ago. Found in the Tadkeswar Lignite mine near the Tapi river, the holotype is represented by GU/RSR/TAD 9239, a fragment of lower jaw with three teeth. The three premolar teeth resembled those of another specie…
 
Wikipedia Introduction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatorius ==Academic Papers== vanValen & Sloan (1965): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/5891702/ Purgatorius pinecreensis: https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/cjes/article-abstract/53/4/343/54952/A-new-species-of-the-basal-plesiadapiform Purgatorius Tarsal Elements: https://www.pnas.org/content/11…
 
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