Darwinius Franzen et al. 2009 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates

Full reference: J. L. Franzen, P. D. Gingerich, J. Habersetzer, J. H. Hurum, W. Koenigswald and B. H. Smith. 2009. Complete primate skeleton from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany: Morphology and Paleobiology. PloSone 4(5):1-27

Parent taxon: Caenopithecinae according to E. R. Seiffert et al. 2009

See also Franzen et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Afradapis, Aframonius, Caenopithecus, Masradapis

Subtaxa: Darwinius masillae

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Type: Darwinius masillae

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution: found only at Messel (Eocene of Germany)

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