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  • noun Plural form of adapid.

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Examples

  • The lower incisors, for instance, were flat and stuck out a little bit of an angle, a condition seen in other adapids.

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  • I think they make a pretty strong case that the adapids were not ancestors of anthropoids, but I have no doubt that we will eventually see some rebuttals from those who believe otherwise.

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  • The adapids might not have been ancestral to monkeys, but at least some occupied "monkey niches" in the Eocene forests of Africa.

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  • Darwinius and Afradapis were even fairly distant from the ancestors of living lemurs, lorises, and galagos, meaning that they represented a group of specialized adapids that died out and have no living descendants.

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  • Some would take this feature to mean that the adapids really were close to the ancestry of early anthropoid primates, but the authors of the new study suggest that the actual picture is a lot more complex.

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  • If adapids fell close to anthropoids, certainly it would show up in the analysis of this large sample.

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  • Darwinius and Afradapis fell close together within the adapids, and they were almost as far from anthropoids as it was possible to get.

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  • What the scientists found supported the present consensus about the relationship of adapids to other primates.

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  • That is how science works, and I have no doubt that the relationships of adapids, early anthropoids, and other archaic primates will continue to be debated for some time to come.

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  • This arrangement is even somewhat reminiscent of the full "tooth combs" seen in the living lemurs, lorises, and galagos which are the closest living relatives of the adapids.

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