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Darwinius masillae Franzen et al. 2009 (primate)

Osteichthyes - Primates

PaleoDB taxon number: 147600

Full reference: J. L. Franzen, P. D. Gingerich, J. Habersetzer, J. H. Hurum, W. Koenigswald and B. H. Smith. 2009. Complete primate skeleton from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany: Morphology and Paleobiology. PloSone 4(5):1-27

Belongs to Darwinius according to J. L. Franzen et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: PMO 214.214, a skeleton (part and counterpart of complete skeleton). Its type locality is Messel, which is in a MP 11 lacustrine shale in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore