Synonyms for necrolemur or Related words with necrolemur
Examples of "necrolemur"
("dead lemur") is an extinct genus of primate.
Like primates alive today, omomyids had grasping hands and feet with digits tipped by nails instead of claws. Features of their skeletons strongly indicate that omomyids lived in trees. In at least one genus ("
"), the lower leg bones, the tibia and fibula, were fused as in modern tarsiers. This feature may indicate that "
" leaped frequently. Most other omomyid genera (e.g., "Omomys") lack specializations for leaping, and their skeletons are more like those of living dwarf and mouse lemurs.
The long creature probably resembled a tarsier; it was a nocturnal hunter with very large eyes and ears. "
" had sharp teeth, which it probably used to bite through tough insect exoskeletons. Like modern tarsiers, it also possessed long fingers and toes, and a lengthy, balancing, tail. It was also characterised by a short face, a narrow gap between the eyes, a tubular ectotympanic and a relatively large brain.
Gideon sneaks into a factory and discovers an enormous air scorpion attack strutter under construction. He locates and steals the ruby sunstone and frees a group of captive pterosaurs before escaping to the mainland in a police skimmer. He arrives only to find the island already under attack. He discovers and enlists the help of a band of indigenous creatures- Binny, a "
", Bandy, a "Plesictis", Bongo, a "Plesiadapis", and Budge, an "Estemmenosuchus". During their trek towards Highnest, they are ambushed by a spider like attack strutter which proceeds to steal the ruby sunstone.
Features that characterize many omomyids include large orbits (eye sockets), shortened rostra and dental arcades, loss of anterior premolars, cheek teeth adapted for insectivorous or frugivorous diets, and relatively small body mass (i.e., less than 500 g). However, by the late middle Eocene (about 40 mya), some North American omomyids (e.g., "Macrotarsius") evolved body masses in excess of 1 kg and frugivorous or folivorous diets. Large orbits in genera such as "Tetonius", "Shoshonius", "
", and "Microchoerus" indicate that these taxa were probably nocturnal. At least one omomyid genus from the late Eocene of Texas ("Rooneyia") had small orbits and was probably diurnal.
Ekgmowechashala (Sioux: "little cat man" or "little fox man") is an extinct genus of primate. With a weight of approximately five pounds, around a foot tall and resembling a lemur, it is the only known North American primate of its time; it lived during the late Oligocene and early Miocene. Its classification remains problematic, and it has been classified as a member of the extinct family Omomyidae (related to tarsiers), the equally extinct Plagiomenidae (related to colugos), and the Adapiformes, the extinct relatives of lemurs and other strepsirrhines. Dentitions from Oregon suggest that it was related to "Rooneyia", though some scientists saw in them a likeness to "
" and "Microchoerus".
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