Taxonomy of Extinct Primates




The primates once included the plesiadapiformes in its order, however recently the plesiadapiformes have been placed in there own order (Fleagle, 1999). Fleagle (1999) also places the dermopterans (flying lemurs), chiropterans (bats), scadentians (tree-shrews) along with the primates and plesiadapiformes in a superorder called Archonta.
ORDER: INCERTAE SEDIS
FAMILY: Purgatoriidae
Purgatorius unio
Purgatorius titusi
Purgatorius janisae


ORDER: Plesiadapiformes

ORDER: Primata


Fleagle, J.G. 1999. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

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