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.
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.
- 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.