adapid definition

  • noun:
    • Any member of the Adapidae.
    • extinct tiny mainly diurnal reduced primates that fed on leaves and fresh fruit; loaded in the united states and European countries 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents most likely through the lemurs and lorises; some authorities give consideration to all of them ancestral to anthropoids but others think about all of them only cousins.
    • extinct small mostly diurnal reduced primates that fed on leaves and fruit; rich in united states and Europe 30 to 50 million years back; their particular descendents probably range from the lemurs; some authorities think about them ancestral to anthropoids but other people consider all of them only cousins

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