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Temporal range: 63.3–40.4 Ma
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Life restoration of Plesiadapis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Plesiadapiformes
Superfamily: Plesiadapoidea

Plesiadapoidea was an extinct superfamily of primates that existed during the Paleocene and Eocene in Canada, Europe, and Asia.[1][2][3][4]


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  3. ^ Thewissen J.G.M., Williams, E.M., and Hussain, S.T. (2001). "Eocene mammal faunas from northern Indo-Pakistan". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 (2): 347–366. DOI:[0347:EMFFNI]2.0.CO;2 10.1671/0272-4634(2001)021[0347:EMFFNI]2.0.CO;2.
  4. ^ Fox, Richard C.; The dentition and relationships of Carpodaptes cygneus (Russell) (Carpolestidae, Plesiadapiformes, Mammalia), from the late Paleocene of Alberta, Canada; Journal of Paleontology; September 1, 2002 -