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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Omomyid, Omomyid group(noun)

    extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins


  1. omomyid(Noun)

    Any member of the family Omomyidae, a diverse group of extinct primates.


  1. Omomyidae

    Omomyidae is a family of early primates that radiated during the Eocene epoch between about 55 to 34 million years ago. Fossil omomyids are found in North America, Europe, Asia, and possibly Africa, making it one of two groups of Eocene primates with a geographic distribution spanning holarctic continents, the other being the adapids. Early representatives of the Omomyidae and Adapidae appear suddenly at the beginning of the Eocene in North America, Europe, and Asia, and are the earliest known crown primates.


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