A New Lorisid Humerus from the Early Miocene of Uganda
Gebo, Daniel L.
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An early Miocene (18-20 mya) distal humerus from Napak, Uganda, is the only element of the forelimb to be allocated to African Lorisinae. Its loris-like features distinguish it from other East African material that more closely resembles galagids. Tracing the evolution of the lorisoid body has been a difficult task due to the lack of good fossil material. Here, we add a single specimen to this poor record. This humerus helps to document the beginning of extant lorisid locomotor specialization and function.
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