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  • n. Any member of the Adapidae.

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  • n. extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs and lorises; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins.

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  • n. extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins

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  • The latest discovery bolsters the less common position that our ancient ape-like ancestor was an adapid, the believed precursor of lemurs.

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  • It could be, and may be more likely to be, a unique part of the adapid family tree, and I will be very interested to see if the new paper contains a cladistic analysis.

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  • Critics said that Darwinius appeared to be an adapid - an extinct group more closely related to modern lemurs than to anthropoids.

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  • According to Prof. Gingerich, the fossilized remains are of a young female adapid.

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  • Prof. Gingerich said he had twice examined the adapid skeleton, which was "a complete, spectacular fossil."

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  • Dr. Gingerich said that the adapid skeleton has neither a grooming claw nor a tooth comb.

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  • Afradapis identify it as an adapid, or the group of lemur-like primates to which

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  • Indeed, it appears that Afradapis was a very large adapid that lived alongside early anthropoids and may have been in competition with them.

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  • The latest discovery bolsters the less common position that our ancient ape-like ancestor was an adapid, the believed precursor of lemurs\%u2026. \% u201CThis discovery brings a forgotten group into focus as a possible ancestor of higher primates\%u201D

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