|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)|
|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.