Chilecebus

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Chilecebus carrascoensis
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Chilecebus
Species: C. carrascoensis
Binomial name
Chilecebus carrascoensis
Flynn, Wyss, Charrier and Swisher, 1995

Chilecebus carrascoensis is an extinct species of New World monkey that lived in what is now Chile during the Early Miocene some 20 million years ago. It had a body mass of about 1.3 pounds (600 grams).

References[edit]

  • Flynn, J., et al. An Early Miocene anthropoid skull from the Chilean Andes. Nature 373, 603 - 607 (February 16, 1995). [1]