Purgatoriidae

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Purgatoriidae
Temporal range: Paleocene[1]
Purgatorius PNAS.jpg
Life restoration of Purgatorius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Plesiadapiformes
Family: Purgatoriidae
Gunnell, 1989
Genera

Purgatoriidae is a basal plesiadapiform family that includes, Purgatorius and Ursolestes. Purgatoriids are thought to represent the earliest members of the Plesiadapiformes and to be their ancestors – as well as primates.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Purgatoriidae". paleobiodb.org. Retrieved 2021-07-27.
  2. ^ "A 'giant' purgatoriid (Plesiadapiformes) from the Paleocene of Montana, USA: mosaic evolution in the earliest primates". Palaeontology. 58 (2): 277–291. 2015. doi:10.1111/pala.12141. ISSN 1475-4983.