List of fossil primates

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This is a list of fossil primates—extinct primates for which a fossil record exists. Primates are generally thought to have evolved from a small, unspecialized mammal, which probably fed on insects and fruits. However, the precise source of the primates remains controversial and even their arboreal origin has recently been questioned.[1] As it has been suggested, many other mammal orders are arboreal too, but they have not developed the same characteristics as primates. Nowadays, some well known genera, such as Purgatorius and Plesiadapis, thought to be the most ancient primates for a long time, are not usually considered as such by recent authors, who tend to include them in the new order Plesiadapiformes, within superorder Euarchontoglires.[2] Some, to avoid confusions, employ the unranked term Euprimates, which excludes Plesiadapiformes.[3] That denomination is not used here.

There is an academic debate on the time the first primates appeared. One of the earliest probable primate fossils is the problematic Altiatlasius koulchii, perhaps an Omomyid, but perhaps a non-Primate Plesiadapiform, which lived in Morocco, during the Paleocene, around 60 Ma.[1] However, other studies, including molecular clock studies, have estimated the origin of the primate branch to have been in the mid-Cretaceous period, around 85 Ma, that is to say, in the time previous to the extinction of dinosaurs and the successful mammal radiation.[4][5][6] Nevertheless, there seems to be a consensus about the monophyletic origin of the order, although the evidence is not clear.[7] There are no fossils known that can be directly linked to the living African apes, nor any that could be considered representative of the last common ancestor between them and humans.[8]

The order Primates, established by Linnaeus in 1758, includes humans and their immediate ancestors. However, contrarily to the common opinion, most primates do not have especially large brains. Brain size is a derived character, which only appeared with genus Homo, and was lacking in the first hominid. In fact, hominid encephalization quotient is only 1.5 Ma more recent than that of some dolphin species. The encephalization quotient of some cetaceans is therefore higher than that of most primates, including the nearest relatives of humans, such as Australopithecus.[9]

This list follows partly from Walter Carl Hartwig's 2002 book The Fossil Primate Record[10] and John G. Fleagle's 2013 book Primate Adaptation and Evolution (3rd edition).[11] Parentheses around authors' names (and dates) indicates a change in generic name for the fossil, as stated in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).[12] Since the publication of the book as well as the creation of this article, new fossil taxon have been discovered that has helped improved the taxonomy among primates in general.

Strepsirrhini[edit]

Infraorder Adapiformes[edit]

Adapiformes, incertae sedis[edit]

  • Muangthanhinius siami Marivaux et al., 2006
  • Bugtilemur mathesoni Marivaux et al., 2001
  • Sulaimanius arifi Gunnell et al., 2008

Adapoidea[edit]

  • Notharctidae Trouessart, 1879
    • Notharctinae Trouessart, 1879
      • Cantius Simons, 1962
        • Cantius abditus Gingerich & Simmons, 1977
        • Cantius angulatus Cope, 1875
        • Cantius antediluvius Kihm, 1992
        • Cantius eppsi Cooper, 1932
        • Cantius frugivorus Cope, 1875
        • Cantius mckennai Gingerich & Simons, 1977
        • Cantius nuniensis Cope, 1881
        • Cantius ralstoni Matthew, 1915
        • Cantius savagei Gingerich, 1977
        • Cantius torresi Gingerich, 1986
        • Cantius trigonodus Matthew, 1915
      • Copelemur Gingerich & Simons, 1977
        • Copelemur australotutus Beard, 1988
        • Copelemur praetutus Gazin, 1962
        • Copelemur tutus Cope, 1877
      • Hesperolemur Gunnell, 1995
        • Hesperolemur actius Gunnell, 1995
      • Notharctus Leidy, 1870
        • Notharctus pugnax Granger & Gregory, 1917
        • Notharctus robustior Leidy, 1870
        • Notharctus tenebrosus Leidy, 1870
        • Notharctus venticolus Osborn, 1902
      • Pelycodus Cope, 1875
        • Pelycodus danielsae Froehlich & Lucas, 1991
        • Pelycodus jarrovii Cope, 1874
      • Smilodectes Wortman, 1903
        • Smilodectes gingerichi Beard, 1988
        • Smilodectes gracilis Marsh, 1871
        • Smilodectes mcgrewi Gingerich, 1979
    • Cercamoniinae Gingerich, 1975
      • Agerinia Crusafont-Pairo & Golpe-Posse, 1973
        • Agerinia roselli Crusafont-Pairo & Golpe-Posse, 1973
      • Anchomomys Stehlin, 1916
        • Anchomomys crocheti Godinot, 1988
        • Anchomomys gaillardi Stehlin, 1916
        • Anchomomys pygmaeus Rütimeyer, 1890
        • Anchomomys quercy Stehlin, 1916
      • Barnesia Thalmann, 1994
        • Barnesia hauboldi Thalmann, 1994
      • Buxella Godinot, 1988
        • Buxella magna Godinot, 1988
        • Buxella prisca Godinot, 1988
      • Cercamonius Gingerich, 1975
        • Cercamonius brachyrhynchus Gingerich, 1975
      • Donrussellia Szalay, 1976
        • Donrussellia gallica Russell, Louis & Savage, 1967
        • Donrussellia louisi
        • Donrussellia magna
        • Donrussellia provincialis
        • Donrussellia russelli
      • Mazaterodon
        • Mazaterodon endemicus
      • Panobius Russell & Gingerich, 1987
        • Panobius afridi Russell & Gingerich, 1987
      • Periconodon Stehlin, 1916
        • Periconodon helleri Schwartz et al., 1983
        • Periconodon helveticus Rütimeyer, 1891
        • Periconodon huerzeleri Gingerich, 1977
        • Periconodon jaegeri Godinot, 1988
        • Periconodon lemoinei Gingerich, 1977
      • Protoadapis Lemoine, 1878
        • Protoadapis angustidens Filhol, 1888
        • Protoadapis brachyrhynchus Stehlin, 1912
        • Protoadapis curvicuspidens Lemoine, 1878
        • Protoadapis ignoratus
        • Protoadapis muechelnensis
        • Protoadapis recticuspidens
        • Protoadapis weigelti
      • Pronycticebus Grandidier, 1904
        • Pronycticebus gaudryi Grandidier, 1904
        • Pronycticebus neglectus
    • Asiadapinae Rose et al., 2009
      • Asiadapis Rose et al., 2007
        • Asiadapis cambayensis Rose et al., 2007
      • Marcgodinotius Bajpai et al., 2005
        • Marcgodinotius indicus Bajpai et al., 2005
  • Adapidae Trouessart, 1879
    • Adapinae Trouesart, 1879
      • Adapis Cuvier, 1821
        • Adapis bruni
        • Adapis collinsonae Hooker, 1986
        • Adapis parisiensis de Blainville, 1841
        • Adapis sudrei Gingerich, 1977
      • Cryptadapis Godinot, 1984
        • Cryptadapis laharpei Godinot, 1984
        • Cryptadapis tertius Godinot, 1984
      • Leptadapis Gervais, 1876
        • Leptadapis assolicus
        • Leptadapis filholi Godinot & Couette, 2008
        • Leptadapis capellae Crusafont-Pairo, 1967
        • Leptadapis leenhardti Stehlin, 1912
        • Leptadapis magnus Filhol, 1874
        • Leptadapis ruetimeyeri Stehlin, 1912
      • Magnadapis Godinot & Couette, 2008
        • Magnadapis quercyi Godinot & Couette, 2008
        • Magnadapis fredi Godinot & Couette, 2008
        • Magnadapis laurenceae Godinot & Couette, 2008
        • Magnadapis intermedius Godinot & Couette, 2008
      • Microadapis Szalay, 1974
        • Microadapis lynnae
        • Microadapis sciureus Stehlin, 1916
      • Palaeolemur Delfortrie, 1873
        • Palaeolemur betillei Delfortrie, 1873
      • Paradapis Tattersall & Schwartz 1983
        • Paradapis ruetimeyeri Stehlin 1912
        • Paradapis priscus Stehlin, 1916
    • Caenopithecinae Szalay & Delson 1979
      • Adapoides Beard et al., 1994
        • Adapoides troglodytes Beard et al., 1994
      • Afradapis Seiffert et al., 2009
        • Afradapis longicristatus Seiffert et al., 2009
      • Aframonius Simons et al., 1995
        • Aframonius diedes Simons et al., 1995
      • Caenopithecus Rütimeyer, 1862
        • Caenopithecus lemuroides Rütimeyer, 1862
      • Darwinius Franzen et al., 2009
        • Darwinius masillae Franzen et al., 2009
      • Europolemur Weigelt, 1933
        • Europolemur dunaifi Tattersall & Schwartz, 1983
        • Europolemur klatti Weigelt, 1933
        • Europolemur koenigswald Franzen, 1987
      • Godinotia Franzen, 2000
        • Godinotia neglecta Thalmann, Haubold & Martin, 1989
      • Mahgarita Wilson & Szalay, 1976
        • Mahgarita stevensi Wilson & Szalay, 1976
      • Mescalerolemur Kirk & Williams, 2011
        • Mescalerolemur horneri Kirk & Williams, 2011
  • Sivaladapidae Thomas & Verma, 1979
    • Sivaladapinae Thomas & Verma, 1979
      • Indraloris Lewis, 1933
        • Indraloris himalayensis Pilgrim, 1932
        • Indraloris kamlialensis Flynn and Morgan, 2005
      • Sinoadapis Wu & Pan, 1985
        • Sinoadapis carnosus Wu & Pan, 1985
      • Sivaladapis Gingerich & Sahni, 1979
        • Sivaladapis nagrii Prasad, 1970
        • Sivaladapis palaendicus Pilgrim, 1932
    • Hoanghoniinae Gingerich et al., 1994
      • Hoanghonius Zdansky, 1930
        • Hoanghonius stehlini Zdansky, 1930
      • Lushius Chow, 1961
        • Lushius qinlinensis Chow, 1961
      • Rencunius Gingerich et al., 1994
        • Rencunius zhoui Gingerich et al., 1994
      • Wailekia Ducrocq et al., 1995
        • Wailekia orientale Ducrocq et al., 1995
    • incertae sedis
      • Guangxilemur Qi & Beard, 1998
        • Guangxilemur tongi Qi & Beard, 1998
      • Kyitchaungia Beard et al. 2007
        • Kyitchaungia takaii Beard et al. 2007
      • Paukkaungia Beard et al. 2007
        • Paukkaungia parva Beard et al. 2007
      • Siamoadapis Chaimanee et al., 2007
        • Siamoadapis maemohensis Chaimanee et al., 2007

Infraorder Lemuriformes[a][edit]

Basal stem group Lemuriformes[edit]

  • Algeripithecus minutus Godinot & Mahboubi, 1992
  • Azibius trerki Sudre, 1975
  • unnamed ('Anchomomys')
  • Djebelemur martinezi Hartenberger & Marandat, 1992
  • Namaia Pickford et al., 2008
  • Namaia bogenfelsi Pickford et al., 2008
  • Omanodon minor Gheerbrant et al., 1993
  • Shizarodon dhofarensis Gheerbrant et al., 1993
  • Plesiopithecus teras Simons, 1992

Lorisoidea[a][edit]

  • Karanisia clarki Seiffert et al., 2003
  • Mioeuoticus bishopi Leakey, 1962
  • Mioeuoticus shipmani Phillips & Walker, 2000
  • Nycticeboides simpsoni Jacobs, 1981
  • Komba minor Le Gros Clark & Thomas, 1952
  • Komba robustus Le Gros Clark & Thomas, 1952
  • Komba winamensis McCrossin, 1992
  • Progalago dorae MacInnes, 1943
  • Progalago songhorensis Simpson, 1967
  • Saharagalago misrensis Seiffert et al., 2003
  • Wadilemur elegans Simons, 1997[17]

Lemuroidea[edit]

Subfossil lemurs:

  • Archaeolemur edwardsi Filhol, 1895
  • Archaeolemur majori Filhol, 1895
  • Hadropithecus stenognathus Lorenz von Liburnau, 1899
  • Mesopropithecus dolichobrachion Simons et al., 1995
  • Mesopropithecus globiceps Lamberton, 1936
  • Mesopropithecus pithecoides Standing, 1905
  • Babakotia radofilai Godfrey et al., 1990
  • Palaeopropithecus ingens G. Grandidier, 1899
  • Palaeopropithecus kelyus Gommery et al., 2010
  • Palaeopropithecus maximus Standing, 1903
  • Archaeoindris fontoynontii Standing, 1909
  • Subgenus: Megaladapis
  • Megaladapis (Megaladapis) grandidieri Standing, 1903
  • Megaladapis (Megaladapis) madagascariensis Forsyth-Major, 1894
  • Subgenus: Peloriadapis
  • Megaladapis (Peloriadapis) edwardsi Grandidier, 1899
  • Pachylemur insignis Filhol, 1895
  • Pachylemur jullyi Lamberton, 1948

Haplorhini[edit]

Tarsiiformes[edit]

Tarsiiformes, incertae sedis[edit]

  • Ekgmowechashala philotau Macdonald, 1963
  • Kohatius coppensi Russell & Gingerich, 1980
  • Altanius orlovi Dashzeveg & McKenna, 1977
  • Altiatlasius koulchii Sigé et al., 1990
  • Afrotarsius chatrathi Simons & Bown, 1985
  • Afrotarsius libycus Jaeger et al., 2010

Archicebidae[edit]

  • Archicebus achilles Ni et al., 2013[21]

Omomyoidea[edit]

  • Microchoerus creechbarrowensis Hooker, 1986
  • Microchoerus edwardsi Filhol, 1880
  • Microchoerus erinaceus Wood, 1846
  • Microchoerus ornatus Stehlin, 1916
  • Microchoerus wardi Hooker, 1986
  • Necrolemur antiquus Filhol, 1873
  • Necrolemur zitteli Schlosser, 1887
  • Nannopithex filholi Chantre & Gaillard, 1897
  • Nannopithex humilidens Thalmann, 1994
  • Nannopithex quaylei Hooker, 1986
  • Nannopithex raabi Heller, 1930
  • Nannopithex zuccolae Godinot et al., 1992
      • Pseudoloris Stehlin, 1916
        • Pseudoloris crusafonti Louis & Sudre, 1975
        • Pseudoloris godinoti Köhler & Moyà-Solà, 1999
        • Pseudoloris isabenae Crusafont-Pairo, 1967
        • Pseudoloris parvulus Filhol, 1890
    • Anaptomorphinae Cope, 1883
    • Tribus: Anaptomorphini
      • Anaptomorphus Cope, 1872
        • Anaptomorphus aemulus Cope, 1872
        • Anaptomorphus westi Szalay, 1976
      • Tetonius Matthew, 1915
        • Tetonius homunculus Cope, 1882
        • Tetonius matthewi Bown & Rose, 1987
        • Tetonius mckennai Bown & Rose, 1987
      • Absarokius Matthew, 1915
        • Absarokius abbotti Loomis, 1906
        • Absarokius australis Bown & Rose, 1987
        • Absarokius nocerai Robinson, 1966
        • Absarokius metoecus Bown & Rose, 1987
        • Absarokius witteri Morris, 1954
      • Teilhardina Simpson, 1940
        • Teilhardina americana Bown, 1976
        • Teilhardina asiatica Ni et al., 2004
        • Teilhardina belgica Teilhard de Chardin, 1927
        • Teilhardina brandti Gingerich, 1993
        • Teilhardina crassidens Bown & Rose, 1987
        • Teilhardina demissa Rose, 1995
        • Teilhardina tenuicula Jepsen, 1930
      • Anemorhysis Gazin, 1958
        • Anemorhysis natronensis Beard et al., 1992
        • Anemorhysis pattersoni Bown & Rose, 1984
        • Anemorhysis pearcei Gazin, 1962
        • Anemorhysis savagei Williams & Covert, 1994
        • Anemorhysis sublettensis Gazin, 1952
        • Anemorhysis wortmani Bown & Rose, 1984
      • Chlororhysis Gazin, 1958
        • Chlororhysis incomptus Bown & Rose, 1984
        • Chlororhysis knightensis Gazin, 1958
      • Pseudotetonius Bown, 1974
        • Pseudotetonius ambiguus Bown, 1974
      • Arapahovius Savage & Waters, 1978
        • Arapahovius advena Bown & Rose, 1991
        • Arapahovius gazini Savage & Waters, 1978
      • Aycrossia Bown, 1979
        • Aycrossia lovei Bown, 1979
      • Strigorhysis Bown, 1979
        • Strigorhysis bridgerensis Bown, 1979
        • Strigorhysis huerfanensis Bown & Rose, 1987
        • Strigorhysis rugosus Bown, 1979
      • Gazinius Bown, 1979
        • Gazinius amplus Bown, 1979
        • Gazinius bowni Gunnell, 1995
      • Tatmanius Bown & Rose, 1991
        • Tatmanius szalayi Bown & Rose, 1991
    • Tribus: Trogolemurini
      • Trogolemur Matthew, 1909
        • Trogolemur amplior Beard et al., 1992
        • Trogolemur fragilis Beard et al., 1992
        • Trogolemur myodes Matthew, 1909
      • Sphacorhysis Gunnell, 1995
        • Sphacorhysis burntforkensis Gunnell, 1995
    • Omomyinae Trouessart, 1879
    • Tribus: Omomyiini
      • Omomys Leidy, 1869
        • Omomys carteri Leidy, 1869
        • Omomys lloydi Gazin, 1958
      • Steinius Bown & Rose, 1984
        • Steinius annectens Bown & Rose, 1991
        • Steinius vespertinus Matthew, 1915
      • Chumashius Stock, 1933
        • Chumashius balchi Stock, 1933
    • Tribus: Washakiini
      • Washakius Leidy, 1873
        • Washakius insignis Leidy, 1873
        • Washakius izetti Honey, 1990
        • Washakius laurae Simpson, 1959
        • Washakius woodringi Stock, 1938
      • Shoshonius Granger, 1910
        • Shoshonius bowni Honey, 1990
        • Shoshonius cooperi Granger, 1910
      • Dyseolemur Stock, 1934
        • Dyseolemur pacificus Stock, 1934
      • Loveina Simpson, 1940
        • Loveina minuta Loomis, 1906
        • Loveina wapitiensis Gunnell et al., 1992
        • Loveina zephyri Simspon, 1940
    • Tribus: Utahiini
    • Subtribus: Utahiina
      • Utahia Gazin, 1958
        • Utahia kayi Gazin, 1958
      • Stockia Gazin, 1958
        • Stockia powayensis Gazin, 1958
      • Chipetaia Rasmussen, 1996
        • Chipetaia lamporea Rasmussen, 1996
      • Asiomomys Wang & Li, 1990
        • Asiomomys changbaicus Wang & Li, 1990
    • Subtribus: Mytoniina
      • Wyomomys Gunnell, 1995
        • Wyomomys bridgeri Gunnell, 1995
      • Ageitodendron Gunnell, 1995
        • Ageitodendron matthewi Gunnell, 1995
      • Ourayia Gazin, 1958
        • Ourayia hopsoni Robinson, 1968
        • Ourayia uintensis Osborn, 1895
    • Tribus: Macrotarsiini
      • Macrotarsius Clark, 1941
        • Macrotarsius jepseni Robinson, 1968
        • Macrotarsius macrorhysis Beard et al., 1994
        • Macrotarsius montanus Clark, 1941
        • Macrotarsius roederi Kelly, 1990
        • Macrotarsius siegerti Robinson, 1968
      • Hemiacodon Marsh, 1872
        • Hemiacodon casamissus Beard et al., 1992
        • Hemiacodon gracilis Marsh, 1872
      • Yaquius Mason, 1990
        • Yaquius travisi Mason, 1990
    • Tribus: Uintaniini
      • Uintanius Matthew, 1915
        • Uintanius ameghini Wortman, 1904
        • Uintanius rutherfurdi Robinson, 1966
      • Jemezius Beard, 1987
        • Jemezius szalayi Beard, 1987
    • Tribus: Rooneyini
      • Rooneyia Wilson, 1966
        • Rooneyia viejaensis Wilson, 1966
  • Tarsiidae Gray, 1825
  • Tarsius eocaenus Beard & al, 1994
  • Tarsius thailandicus Ginsburg & Mein, 1987
  • Xanthorhysis tabrumi Beard, 1998

Eosimiiformes[edit]

Afrotarsiidae[edit]

  • Afrasia djijidae Chaimanee et al. 2012
  • Afrotarsius chatrathi Simons & Bown, 1985
  • Afrotarsius libycus Jaeger et al., 2010

Eosimiidae[edit]

  • Anthrasimias gujaratensis Bajpai et al., 2008
  • Eosimias centennicus Beard et al., 1996
  • Eosimias sinensis Beard et al., 1994
  • Bahinia pondaungensis Jaeger et al., 1999

Simiiformes[edit]

Simiiformes, incertae sedis[edit]

  • Pondaungia cotteri Pilgrim, 1927
  • Amphipithecus mogaungensis Colbert, 1937
  • Krabia Chaimanee et al., 2013
  • Krabia minuta Chaimanee et al., 2013
  • Siamopithecus eocaenus Chaimanee et al., 1997
  • Proteopithecus sylviae Simons, 1989
  • Serapia eocaena Simons, 1992
  • Arsinoea kallimos Simons, 1992
  • Apidium bowni Simons, 1995
  • Apidium moustafai Simons, 1962
  • Apidium phiomense Osborn, 1908
  • Parapithecus fraasi Schlosser, 1910
  • Parapithecus grangeri Simons, 1974
  • Qatrania fleaglei Simons & Kay, 1988
  • Qatrania wingi Simons & kay, 1983
  • Biretia piveteaui Bonis et al., 1988
  • Biretia fayumensis Seiffert et al., 2005
  • Biretia megalopsis Seiffert et al., 2005

Platyrrhini[edit]

  • Platyrrhini, incertae sedis
    • Branisella Hoffstetter, 1969
      • Branisella boliviana Hoffstetter, 1969
  • Atelidae Gray, 1825
    • Pitheciinae Mivart, 1865
    • Tribus: Callicebini
      • Xenothrix Williams & Koopman, 1952
        • Xenothrix mcgregori Williams & Koopman, 1952
      • Antillothrix MacPhee et al., 1995
        • Antillothrix bernensis Rímoli, 1977
      • Paralouatta Rivero & Arredondo, 1991
        • Paralouatta varonai Rivero & Arredondo, 1991
        • Paralouatta marianae
    • Tribus: Pitheciini
      • Soriacebus Fleagle et al., 1987
        • Soriacebus adrianae Fleagle, 1990
        • Soriacebus ameghinorum Fleagle et al., 1987
      • Proteropithecia Kay et al., 1999
        • Proteropithecia neuquenensis Kay et al., 1998
      • Cebupithecia Stirton & Savage, 1951
        • Cebupithecia sarmientoi Stirton & Savage, 1951
      • Nuciruptor Meldrum & Kay, 1997
        • Nuciruptor rubricae Meldrum & Kay, 1997
    • Tribus: Homunculini
      • Homunculus Ameghino, 1891
        • Homunculus patagonicus Ameghino, 1891
      • Carlocebus Fleagle, 1990
        • Carlocebus carmenensis Fleagle, 1990
        • Carlocebus intermedius Fleagle, 1990
    • Atelinae Gray, 1825
    • Tribus: Alouattini
      • Stirtonia Hershkovitz, 1970
        • Stirtonia tatacoensis Stirton, 1951
        • Stirtonia victoriae Kay et al., 1987
    • Tribus: Atelini
      • Caipora Cartelle & Hartwig, 1996
        • Caipora bambuiorum Cartelle & Hartwig, 1996
    • Atelinae, incertae sedis
  • Cebidae Bonaparte, 1831
    • Cebinae Bonaparte, 1831
    • Tribus: Saimiriini
      • Neosaimiri Stirton, 1951
        • Neosaimiri fieldsi Stirton, 1951
      • Laventiana Rosenberger et al., 1991
        • Laventiana annectens Rosenberger et al., 1991
      • Dolichocebus Kraglievich, 1951
        • Dolichocebus gaimanensis Kraglievich, 1951
    • Cebinae, incertae sedis
      • Chilecebus Flynn & al, 1995
        • Chilecebus carrascoensis Flynn & al, 1995
      • Killikaike Tejedor et al., 2006
        • Killikaike blakei Tejedor et al., 2006
    • Aotinae Elliot, 1913
      • Aotus Illiger, 1811
        • Aotus dindensis Setoguchi & Rosenberger, 1987
    • Aotinae, incertae sedis
      • Tremacebus Hershkovitz, 1974
        • Tremacebus harringtoni Rusconi, 1933
    • Callitrichinae Thomas, 1903
    • Tribus: Callimiconi
      • Mohanamico Luchterhand et al., 1986
        • Mohanamico hershkovitzi Luchterhand et al., 1986
    • Callitrichinae, incertae sedis
      • Patasola Kay & Meldrum, 1997
        • Patasola magdalenae Kay & Meldrum, 1997
      • Lagonimico Kay, 1994
        • Lagonimico conclutatus Kay, 1994
      • Micodon Setoguchi & Rosenberger, 1985
        • Micodon kiotensis Setoguchi & Rosenberger, 1985

Catarrhini[edit]

Catarrhini, incertae sedis[edit]
  • Limnopithecus evansi MacInnes, 1943
  • Limnopithecus legetet Hopwood, 1933
  • Kalepithecus songhorensis Andrews, 1978
  • Kamoyapithecus hamiltoni Madden, 1980
Propliothecoidea[edit]
  • Catopithecus browni Simons, 1989
  • Oligopithecus rogeri Gheerbrant et al., 1995
  • Oligopithecus savagei Simons, 1962
  • Moeripithecus markgrafi Schlosser, 1910
  • Propliopithecus ankeli Simons et al., 1987
  • Propliopithecus chirobates Simons, 1965
  • Propliopithecus haeckeli Schlosser, 1910
  • Aegyptopithecus zeuxis Simons, 1965
Pliopithecoidea[edit]
  • Pliopithecidae Zapfe, 1960
    • Dionysopithecinae
      • Dionysopithecus Li, 1978
        • Dionysopithecus orientalis Suteethorn et al., 1990
        • Dionysopithecus shuangouensis Li, 1978
      • Platodonpithecus Li, 1978
        • Platodonpithecus jianghuaiensis Li, 1978
    • Pliopitheciinae
      • Pliopithecus Gervais, 1849
        • Pliopithecus antiquus Gervais, 1849
        • Pliopithecus piveteaui Hürzeler, 1954
        • Pliopithecus platyodon Bidermann, 1863
        • Pliopithecus zhanxiangi Harrison et al., 1991
      • Epipliopithecus Zapfe & Hürzeler, 1957
        • Epipliopithecus vindobonensis Zapfe & Hürzeler, 1957
      • Egarapithecus Moyà-Solà et al., 2001
        • Egarapithecus narcisoi Moyà-Solà et al., 2001
  • Crouzeliidae
    • Cruouzeliinae Ginsburg & Mein, 1980
      • Plesiopliopithecus Zapfe, 1961
        • Plesiopliopithecus auscitanensis Bergounioux & Crouzel, 1965
        • Plesiopliopithecus lockeri Zapfe, 1961
        • Plesiopliopithecus priensis Welcomme et al., 1991
        • Plesiopliopithecus rhodanica Ginsburg & Mein, 1980
      • Anapithecus Kretzoi, 1975
        • Anapithecus hernyaki Kretzoi, 1975
      • Laccopithecus Wu & Pan, 1984
        • Laccopithecus robustus Wu & Pan, 1984
  • Paidopithex rhenanus Pohlig, 1895
Dendropithecoidea[edit]
  • Dendropithecus macinnesi Le Gros Clark & Leakey, 1950
  • Micropithecus clarki Fleagle & Simons, 1978
  • Micropithecus leakeyorum Harrison, 1989
  • Simiolus enjiessi Leakey & Leakey, 1987
Cercopithecoidea[edit]
Hominoidea[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Although the monophyletic relationship between lemurs and lorisoids is widely accepted, their clade name is not. The term "lemuriform" is used here because it derives from one popular taxonomy that clumps the clade of toothcombed primates into one infraorder and the extinct, non-toothcombed adapiforms into another, both within the suborder Strepsirrhini.[13][14] However, another popular alternative taxonomy places the lorisoids in their own infraorder, Lorisiformes.[15]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Dawkins, R. (2005). The Ancestor’s Tale. A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution. Boston, New York: Mariner Books. pp. 160–168. 
  8. ^ Willoughby, P. Palaeoanthropology and the place of humans in nature. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2005, 18, 60-91. Pamela Willougby at the time of authorship is Prof of Anthropology at the University of Alberta
  9. ^ Conway Morris, S. (2003). Life’s Solution. Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. Cambridge: University of Cambridge. pp. 245–247. 
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  12. ^ ICZN (1999). "Article 51. Citation of names of authors". International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  13. ^ Szalay & Delson 1980, p. 149.
  14. ^ Cartmill 2010, p. 15.
  15. ^ Hartwig 2011, pp. 20–21.
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Literature cited[edit]

Further reading[edit]

The following is a list of books that provide useful reviews or overviews of primate fossil histories, including (e.g.) diagrams, photos and good referencing.

  • Weiss, M.L., & Mann, A.E (1985). "'Human Biology and Behaviour: An anthropological perspective" (4th ed.). Boston: Little Brown. ISBN 0-673-39013-6.  (Note: this book treats humans as primates, and contains very accessible descriptions of primates, their evolution, and fossil history).
  • Jones, Steve; Martin, Robert D.; Pilbeam, David R (Editors). (1994). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human evolution. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-46786-1.  (Note: this book contains very useful, information dense chapters on primate evolution, including fossil history).

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