The Return of Antillothrix bernensis

Way back in 2006 I included Antillothrix bernensis in my “know your primate” series. At that point there wasn’t much to say; Continue reading

Interesting Science Pictures: Part XI

Figure 3. Comparison of the femur (a, anterior view; b, posterior view) and ulna (c, lateral; d, medial) of Antillothrix bernensis (top) and a male Cebus apella with unfused epiphyses (bottom). Scale bar, 1 cm. See electronic supplementary material, figures S5 and S6.

From: Rosenberger et al (2010) First skull of Antillothrix bernensis, an extinct relict monkey from the Dominican Republic. Proc. R. Soc. B.

doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1249

Know Your Primate: Antillothrix bernensis

Order: Primates
Family: Pitheciidae
Subfamily: Callicebinae
Tribe: Xenotrichini
Genus: Antillothrix
Species: Antillothrix bernensis
Antillothrix bernensis is known only from skeletal remains found at a few sites in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Radiocarbon dates range from 3,850-9,850 years before present.

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