Adapid
Adapid 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 to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins.

Syn: Adapid group [WordNet 1.5]


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  • 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

  • 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 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Primate — Primates Primates …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Primates — Primates …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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