Temporal range: Early Eocene
|Radiographic comparison of middle Eocene primates from Geiseltal in eastern Germany. G is a Godinotia neglecta fossil|
†Godinotia neglecta (Thalmann, Haubold & Martin, 1989)
Godinotia is an extinct genus of prosimian ("pre-monkey") primate belonging to the Adapidae family. It lived during the Eocene epoch (49 million years ago), and its fossils have been found in the Messel Pit, Germany.
Godinotia were about 30 cm long, excluding the tail, smaller than a domestic cat.
Discovery and species
The genus is named after primate researcher Marc Godinot.
- Haines & Chambers 2006, p. 155.