( Mohanamico herskovitzi gen. et sp. nov., a middle Miocene South American primate).


Journal Article

Mohanamico hershkovitzi was about the size of the living squirrel monkey Saimiri sciureus. Its molars are low-crowned and the molar crests are not pronounced suggesting a frugivorous diet like Aotus. The lateral incisor is large and high-crowned, which foreshadows living Pitheciinae. The canines and P2 were large and sharp like Callimico. Our analysis of the mandible and teeth suggest that Mohanamico is a primitive member of the Pitheciinae. Some similarities with Callimico and Saguinus are also noted raising the possibility that pithecines and callitrichids are monophyletic. (Introduction in French but main article in English).-from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Luchterhand, K; Kay, RF; Madden, RH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

  • Comptes Rendus Academie Des Sciences, Series Ii

Volume / Issue

  • 303 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 1753 - 1758

Citation Source

  • Scopus