Protopithecus brasiliensis Lund, 1838

Brazilian monkey

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene/Holocene

 

Distribution

Brazil

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

UZM 82 (left proximal femur)

UZM 3530 (right distal humerus)

 

Media

 

 

References

Auler A.S., Piló L.B., Smart P.L., Wang X., Hoffmann D., Richards D.A., Edwards R.L., Neves W.A., Cheng H. (2006). U-series dating and taphonomy of Quaternary vertebrates from Brazilian caves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 240(3-4): 508-522.

Cartelle C., Hartwig W.C. 1996 A new extinct primate among the Pleistocene megafauna of Bahia, Brazil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 93(13), 6405-6409.

The Primate Fossil Record, By Walter Carl Hartwig

Primate Adaptation and Evolution, By John G. Fleagle

Turvey S.T., Fritz S.A. 2011 The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/11370/protopithecus-brasiliensis-brazilian-monkey

 

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