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Named By: Wortman in 1903
Time Period: 55-50 Ma Early Eocene
Location: USA - Colorado, Utah & Wyoming
Size: Around 2 kilograms, though could be slightly larger
Diet: Folivore (herbivore that specialises in eating leaves)
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Primates | Nothactidae | Nothactinae |
Also known as: | Aphanolemur |

Smilodectes is a genus of adapiform primate that lived in North America during the middle Eocene. It possesses a post-orbital bar and grasping thumbs and toes. Smilodectes has a small cranium size and the foramen magnum was located at the back of the skull, on the occipital bone.

Read more about Smilodectes at Wikipedia
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