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meaning: "after Leonardo Branisca, the palaeontologist who discovered the first remains"
Named By: R. Hoffstetter in 1969
Time Period: Late Oligocene-Early Miocene (Deseadan)~29.0-21.0 Ma
Location: Bolivia - Salla Formation
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains
Diet: Herbivore/Frugivore
Fossil(s): Teeth and fragmentary remains of the skull and jaws
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Primates | Platyrrhini |

Branisella is an extinct genus of New World monkey from the Salla Formation of what is now Bolivia during the Late Oligocene, approximately 26 million years ago (Deseadan). It is the oldest fossil New World Monkey discovered.

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