From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Temporal range: EoceneOligocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Family: Eosimiidae
Beard et al., 1994

Eosimiidae is the family of extinct primates believed to be the earliest simians.


There appears to be a wealthy diversity of Eosimiids in China. With several genera, such as Phileosimias, and Anthrasimias. Their classification as Eosimiids appears to be dubious. Some scholars have even questioned whether the Eosimiids are even simians, as they seem closer to Tarsiiformes. Gunnell and Miller (2001) have found that Eosimiid morphology don't match up to anthropoid morphology.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Haaramo, Mikko (2002-12-29). "Mikko's Phylogeny Archive". Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  2. ^ Primate Adaptation and Evolution: 3rd Edition, Ch. 13, p 279-281

External links[edit]