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Complete Primate Skeleton from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany: Morphology and Paleobiology

Figure 11

Right foot of Darwinius masillae, new genus and species.

Photograph (A) and X-ray image (B) show the specimen preserved on plate A (Fig. 1). (C)— explanatory drawing. (D)— drawing of foot of Eulemur mongoz for comparison. Note the large opposable hallux, and absence of a grooming claw on digit II in Darwinius.

Figure 11