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Darwinius masillae


Darwinius masillae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Strepsirrhini
Infraordo: †Adapiformes
Familia: Notharctidae
Subfamilia: Cercamoniinae
Genus: Darwinius
Species: Darwinius masillae


Darwinius masillae Franzen et al., 2009
Type locality

early Geiseltalian, early Middle Eocene; Messel Formation (middle part of section); Grube Messel, Messel, South Hessen, Germany; 49°55′7″ North, 8°45′22″ East.

Type material

* Holotype: Geological Museum, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway PMO 214.214 (part)
* Holotype: Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Messel Grube collection WDC-MG-210

cited sources

* Franzen, J.L.; Gingerich, P.D.; Habersetzer, J.; Hurum, J.H.; Koenigswald, W., von; Smith, B.H. 2009: Complete primate skeleton from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany: morphology and paleobiology. PLoS ONE, 4(5): e5723. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005723 [electronic only publication, but name available from a print run of this article published separately on 21st May 2009]

additional references

* Mayer, G. Has the name Darwinius masillae been published? And if so, by who?
* Darwinius: Named at Last! Discover magazine

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