Stirtonia (monkey)

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Stirtonia
Temporal range: Mid-Late Miocene (Laventan-Huayquerian)
~13.8–7.3 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Atelidae
Genus: Stirtonia
Hershkovitz, 1970
Synonyms

Kondous Setoguchi, 1985

Stirtonia is an extinct genus of New World monkey from the Middle and Late Miocene (Laventan to Huayquerian in the South American land mammal ages; 13.8 to 7.3 Ma). Its remains have been found in South America; Honda Group of Colombia and in Brazil. Stirtonia is classified in Alouattini with howler monkeys.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKenna, Malcolm C., and Bell, Susan K. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York, 631 pp. ISBN 0-231-11013-8

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