†family Plesiadapidae Trouessart 1897 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Plesiadapidae

Synonym: Platychoeropidae Lydekker 1887

Parent taxon: Plesiadapoidea according to M. T. Silcox et al. 2010

See also Beard 1991, Beard 1993, Bloch et al. 2007, Carroll 1988, Fox 1990, Gazin 1969, Gingerich 1973, Gingerich 1975, Gunnell 1989, Matthew 1917, Simpson 1936, Simpson 1937, Simpson 1940 and Thewissen et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Carpolestidae, Picrodontidae, Saxonellidae

Subtaxa: Asioplesiadapinae Chiromyoides Jattadectes Megachiromyoides Nannodectes Platychoerops Plesiadapis Pronothodectes

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Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), China (1), France (8), Pakistan (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (1: Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of France (1)

• Paleocene of Canada (18: Alberta, Saskatchewan), France (8), Germany (2), United States (198: California, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 248 collections including 330 occurrences

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