Teilhardina

Name: Teilhardina.
Phonetic: Tee-il-har-deen-ah.
Named By: Simpson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1940.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Primates,‭ ‬Haplorrhini,‭ ‬Omomyidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬crassidens,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬belgica,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬americana,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬brandti,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬demissa,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬tenuicula,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬asiatica,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬magnoliana.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬USA and Western Europe.
Time period: Ypresian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Many individuals,‭ ‬though often of teeth and jaws.

       Teilhardina is a genus of small primate that is known to have existed during the early Eocene.‭ ‬Perceived to have been similar to a marmoset,‭ ‬fossils of Teilhardina have been reported from Belgium,‭ ‬France and China,‭ ‬but are particularly common from the USA.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Early Eocene Teilhardina brandti:‭ ‬oldest omomyid primate from North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology,‭ ‬University of Michigan‭ ‬28‭(‬13‭)‬:321-326.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Gingerich‭ ‬-‭ ‬1993.
-‭ ‬A euprimate skull from the early Eocene of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature‭ ‬427:65-68‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.‭ ‬-J.‭ ‬Ni,‭ ‬Y.-Q.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬Y.-M.‭ ‬Hu‭ & ‬C.-K.‭ ‬Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
-‭ ‬Rapid Asia-Europe-North America geographic dispersal of earliest Eocene primate Teilhardina during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences‭ ‬103‭ (‬30‭)‬:‭ ‬11223.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Smith,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Rose‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Gingerich‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
-‭ ‬The oldest North American primate and mammalian biogeography during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences‭ ‬105‭ (‬10‭)‬:‭ ‬3815.‭ ‬-‭ ‬K.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Beard‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.



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