Adapid group

Adapid group
noun
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
Syn: ↑Adapid
Hypernyms: ↑taxonomic group, ↑taxonomic category, ↑taxon
Member Holonyms: ↑Primates, ↑order Primates

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  • Adapid — n. 1. 1 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adapid — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adapid — Taxobox name = Adapids fossil range = Early Late Eocene regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates subordo = Strepsirrhini familia = Adapidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Adapis Adapoides Cryptadapis… …   Wikipedia

  • taxonomic group — noun animal or plant group having natural relations • Syn: ↑taxonomic category, ↑taxon • Hypernyms: ↑biological group • Hyponyms: ↑Adapid, ↑Adapid group, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • taxonomic category — noun animal or plant group having natural relations • Syn: ↑taxonomic group, ↑taxon • Hypernyms: ↑biological group • Hyponyms: ↑Adapid, ↑Adapid group, ↑Om …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Primates — noun an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings • Syn: ↑Primates • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Eutheria, ↑subclass Eutheria • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Primates — noun an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑order Primates • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Eutheria, ↑subclass Eutheria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darwinius — Temporal range: Eocene, 47 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Strepsirrhini — Taxobox name = StrepsirrhinesMSW3 Groves|pages=111 127|id=12100002] fossil range = Early Eocene Recent image width = 209px image caption =Verreaux s Sifaka ( Propithecus verreauxi ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Prosimian — Prosimians are the most primitive extant primates; they have characteristics similar to forms that were ancestral to monkeys, apes and humans. Prosimians are the only primates native to Madagascar, and are also found in Africa and Southeast Asia …   Wikipedia

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