Definition of Adapid
1. Noun. Extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins.
Group relationships: Order Primates, Primates
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
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Literary usage of Adapid
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1. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1913)
"... in the adapid;e, as has been done by Schlosser.11 An examination of skulls, teeth, and limb bones of Adapis and ..."