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Karanisia arenula Jaeger et al. 2010 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates

PaleoDB taxon number: 172404

Full reference: J.-J. Jaeger, K. C. Beard, Y. Chaimanee, M. Salem, M. Benammi, O. Hlal, P. Coster, A. A. Bilal, P. Duringer, M. Schuster, X. Valentin, B. Marandat, L. Marivaux, E. Metais, O. Hammuda and M. Brunet. 2010. Late middle Eocene epoch of Libya yields earliest known radiation of African anthropoids. Nature 467:1095-1098

Belongs to Karanisia according to J.-J. Jaeger et al. 2010

Sister taxon: Karanisia clarki

Type specimen: DT1-42, a tooth (left m2). Its type locality is Dor el Talha Idam, which is in a Bartonian/Eocene marine siltstone/sandstone in the Idam Unit Formation of Libya.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore