HyperDic: omomyid

English > 1 sense of the word Omomyid:
NOUNanimalOmomyid, Omomyid groupextinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects
English > Omomyid: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningExtinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins.
SynonymOmomyid group
Member ofPrimates, order PrimatesAn animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
Broadertaxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxonanimal or plant group having natural relations

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