Adapis

Name: Adapis.
Phonetic: A-dap-is.
Named By: Georges Cuvier‭ ‬-‭ ‬1822.‭
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Primates,‭ ‬Strepsirrhini,‭ ‬Adapidae.
Species: A. parisiensis (type), A. bruni, A. collinsonae, A. sudrei.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Europe.
Time period: Bartonian to Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.

       Adapis is considered to be one of the first primates and is the type genus of the Adapidae.‭ ‬These primates have grasping hands that have nails rather than claws and the post cranial skeletons of them are similar to those of lemurs.‭ ‬Adapis did not have a nose like some primates‭ (‬including humans‭) ‬do however.

Further reading
- Cranial morphology and adaptations in Eocene Adapidae. I. Sexual dimorphism in Adapis magnus and Adapis parisiensis. - American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 56 (3): 217–234. - P. D. Gingerich - 1981.



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