Wednesday, February 29, 2012

[Palaeontology • 2010] Tarsius sirindhornae • A new Middle Miocene tarsier from Thailand and the reconstruction of its orbital morphology using a geometric–morphometric method


Tarsius sirindhornae lived during the Middle Miocene in northern Thailand.

The new species— named Tarsius sirindhornae — lived about 13 million years ago. Based on the fossil jaws, the whole animal would have weighed up to 6 ounces (180 grams), making it the largest known tarsier, said study leader Yaowalak Chaimanee, a geologist with Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources.

Chaimanee, Y., Lebrun, R., Yamee, C., and Jaeger, J.-J. 2010. A new Middle Miocene tarsier from Thailand and the reconstruction of its orbital morphology using a geometric–morphometric method. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences: –. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2062.

ซากฟอสซิลลิงชนิดใหม่ของโลก อายุ 13 ล้านปี: http://chm.forest.go.th/th/?p=1232
New Species Found: Thai Fossils Reveal Ancient Primate http://on.natgeo.com/g8yARJ

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