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Noun: Adapid
  1. Extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendants probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
    - Adapid group

Type of: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Part of: order Primates, Primates

Encyclopedia: Adapid