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Purgatorius Van Valen and Sloan 1965 (primate)

Amniota - Therapsida

Synonym: Purgatorius ceratops Van Valen and Sloan 1965 [nomen dubium]

Full reference: L. M. Van Valen and R. E. Sloan. 1965. The earliest primates. Science 150(3697):743-745

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

Sister taxa: Berruvius, Ceciliolemur, Euprimateformes, Megatarsius, Micromomyidae, Microsyopidae, Microtarsioides, Notharctidae, Omomyidae, Palaechthon, Paromomyidae, Plesiadapiformes, Plesitarsiiformes, Prosimiae, Prosimii, Rooneyia, Simiolemuriformes, Tupaioidea

Subtaxa: Purgatorius coracis, Purgatorius janisae, Purgatorius titusi, Purgatorius unio

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Type: Purgatorius unio

Ecology: arboreal frugivore-omnivore