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Saadanius hijazensis Zalmout et al. 2010 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Saadaniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 169688

Full reference: I. S. Zalmout, W. J. Sanders, L. M. MacLatchy, G. F. Gunnell, Y. A. Al-Mufarreh, M. A. Ali, A.-A. H. Nasser, A. M. Al-Masari, S. A. Al-Sobhi, A. O. Nadhra, A. H. Matari, J. A. Wilson, and P. D. Gingerich. 2010. New Oligocene primate from Saudi Arabia and the divergence of apes and Old World monkeys. Nature 466:360-364

Belongs to Saadanius according to I. S. Zalmout et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SGS-UM 2009-002, a partial skull. Its type locality is Harrat Al Ujayfa, which is in an Oligocene mire/swamp horizon in the Shumaysi Formation of Saudi Arabia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore