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Protopithecus brasiliensis Lund 1838 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Atelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 143125

Belongs to Protopithecus according to Lund 1838

Sister taxon: Protopithecus bonaeriensis

Type specimen: Universitets Zoologisk Museum (UZM) 1623 and 3530, a set of limb elements (left proximal femur and right distal humerus of the same individual). Its type locality is Lapa do Periperi, which is in a Pleistocene cave horizon in Brazil.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore