using extant patterns of dental variation to identify species in the primate fossil record: a case study of middle eocene omomys from the bridger basin, southwestern wyoming.patterns of extant primate dental variation provide important data for interpreting taxonomic boundaries in fossil forms. here i use dental data from several well-known living primates (as well as data from selected eocene forms) to evaluate dental variation in middle eocene omomys, the first north american fossil primate identified by paleontologists. measurements were collected from a sample of 148 omomyid dental specimens recovered from bridger b localities in the bridger basin, wyoming. most ...200818246298
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