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Tremacebus
Tremacebus
is an extinct genus of New World monkeys from the Early Miocene
Miocene
( Colhuehuapian in the SALMA classification). The type species is T. harringtoni. Description[edit] Tremacebus
Tremacebus
was about 1 metre (3.3 ft) in length, and would have resembled a modern night monkey, to which it may have been related.[1] However, its eyes appear to have been smaller than the modern species, CT scans of the cranium suggest a relatively small olfactory bulb and poor sense of smell, compared with night monkeys. These features suggest that it may not have been nocturnal.[2] Only a few fossils have been found, including a skull from the Sarmiento Formation, Patagonia.[3] References[edit]

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Neogene
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^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric
Prehistoric
Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 289. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.  ^ Kay, Richard (2002). " Tremacebus
Tremacebus
harringtoni, Fossil
Fossil
Primate". Digimorph. UT Austin. Retrieved 2009-01-31.  ^ Tremacebus
Tremacebus
at Fossilworks.org

External links[edit]

Mikko's Phylogeny Archive

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q3998234 Fossilworks: 337004

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