A new species of <i>Mioeuoticus</i> (Lorisiformes, Primates) from the early Middle Miocene of Kenya

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<p>We here describe a prosimian specimen discovered from the early Middle Miocene (~15 Ma) of Nachola, northern Kenya. It is a right maxilla that preserves P<sup>4</sup>–M<sup>3</sup>, and is assigned to a new species of the Miocene lorisid genus <i>Mioeuoticus</i>. Previously, <i>Mioeuoticus</i> was known from the Early Miocene of East Africa. The Nachola specimen is therefore the first discovery of this genus from the Middle Miocene. The presence of a new lorisid species in the Nachola fauna indicates a forested paleoenvironment for this locality, consistent with previously known evidence including the abundance of large-bodied hominoid fossils (<i>Nacholapithecus kerioi</i>), the dominance of browsers among the herbivore fauna, and the presence of plenty of petrified wood.</p>

Journal

  • Anthropological Science

    Anthropological Science 125(2), 59-65, 2017

    The Anthropological Society of Nippon

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006086858
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11307827
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0918-7960
  • NDL Article ID
    028443550
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-J370
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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