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Order Primata


The order Primata was named in...


Extant Primates

Lemur
Strepsirrhines
Monkey
Haplorhines

Early Primates

-UM 87990 skeleton of Plesiadapis cookei as mounted in the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum. Parts in light gray are reconstructed. For scale, skull length, femur length, and ulna length are all approximately 9 cm.
UM 87990 Plesiadapis cookei was either an early primate or a closely related sister group, but in either event a type of basal primatomorph known as Plesiadapiform, and for a time was considered as a possible primate ancestor. (Image citation: Brain of Plesiadapis Cookei (Mammalia, Proprimates): Surface Morphology and Encephalization Compared to those of Primates and Dermoptera - Scientific Figure on ResearchGate. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/UM-87990-skeleton-of-Plesiadapis-cookei-as-mounted-in-the-University-of-Michigan-Exhibit_fig1_30842037 [accessed 3 Mar, 2019]

Notharctus tenebrosus and Plesiadapis Cookei
Notharctus tenebrosus (left) and Plesiadapis cookei (right) — Image by Ghedoghedo, liscenced under CC BY-SA 3.0

Darwinius masillae
PMO-214, “Ida” Darwinius masillae was probably an early member of the Stepsirrhini, although she has at time been suggested as possibly being an early member of the Haplorhini or as a “missing link” between the two groups. Ida is very similar to what we would expect from a basal primate.

Immediate Phylogeny

Parent Group
Primatomorpha

Sister Groups
Dermoptera (Colugos)
Plesiadapiformes

Daughter Groups
Haplorhini
Stepsirrhini

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