omomyid definition

  • noun:
    • Any member of the family Omomyidae, a varied band of extinct primates.
    • 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

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