Anthrasimias

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Anthrasimias[1]
Temporal range: 55 Ma
Early Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Infraorder: Adapiformes
Family: Asiadapidae
Genus: †Anthrasimias
Bajpai et al., 2008
Species: †A. gujaratensis
Bajpai et al., 2008
Binomial name
†Anthrasimias gujaratensis

Anthrasimias gujaratensis was a species of primate first found in Gujarat, India in 2008. Anthrasimias is believed to have lived about 55 million years ago, during the early Eocene. It weighed around 75 grams which would make it only slightly larger than the world's smallest primates, the mouse lemurs and the dwarf galagos.[1]

Anthrasimias or Marcgodinotius indicus is the oldest known member in the family Asiadapidae[2][3]

The generic name, Anthrasimias, refers to anthra, Greek for coal, because the fossils were found in a coal mine and simias, Latin for monkey or ape.[1]

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