Godinotia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Godinotia
Temporal range: Early Eocene
German fossil primates.jpg
Radiographic comparison of middle Eocene primates from Geiseltal in eastern Germany. G is a Godinotia neglecta fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Adapidae
Genus: †Godinotia
Franzen, 2000
Species

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.

Size[edit]

Godinotia were about 30 cm long, excluding the tail, smaller than a domestic cat.[1]

Discovery and species[edit]

The genus is named after primate researcher Marc Godinot.

References[edit]

Literature cited[edit]

  • Haines, T.; Chambers, P. (2006). The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life. Canada: Firefly Books Ltd. ISBN 978-0563522195.