Friday Know Your Primate: Dryomomys szalayi

Suborder: Plesiadapiformes
Family Micromomyidae
Genus: Dryomomys
Species: Dryomomys szalayi
Dryomomys szalayi is a new species recently announced in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Kambiz discusses why the find is important.


The find dates to 55.3-55 MYA (Late Paleocene) and was found in the Clarks Fork Basin of Wyoming.
Here is a picture of the dentition:
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And here is a picture of the parts of the skeleton recovered:
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The left side shows a map of the skeleton as it was originally found. The right hand side shows the skeleton after the matrix was removed and the skeletons was articulated.

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