About the Species
This specimen, the skull of a fossil primate from the Oligocene of west Texas, was collected by Dr. Jack Wilson. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. John Kappelman and Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin. Funding was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.
About this Specimen
The specimen was scanned by Richard Ketcham on 18 June 1998 along the coronal axis for a total of 414 slices, each slice 0.135 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.12 mm (for a slice overlap of 0.015 mm).
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Szalay, F. S. 1976. Basicranial morphology of the early Tertiary tarsiiform Rooneyia from Texas. Folia Primatologica 25:288-293.
Wilson, J. A. 1966. A new primate from the earliest Oligocene, west Texas, preliminary report. Folia Primatologica 4:227-248.
Wilson, J. A. and F. S. Szalay. 1976. New adapid primate of European affinities from Texas. Folia Primatologica 25:294-312.
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