Taxonomy of Extinct Primates

The primates once included the plesiadapiformes in its order, however recently the plesiadapiformes have been placed in there own order (Fleagle, 1999). Fleagle (1999) also places the dermopterans (flying lemurs), chiropterans (bats), scadentians (tree-shrews) along with the primates and plesiadapiformes in a superorder called Archonta.
FAMILY: Purgatoriidae
Purgatorius unio
Purgatorius titusi
Purgatorius janisae

ORDER: Plesiadapiformes

ORDER: Primata

Fleagle, J.G. 1999. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

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