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Research Article

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

  • Jens L. Franzen,

    Affiliations: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Philip D. Gingerich,

    Affiliation: Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jörg Habersetzer,

    Affiliation: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany

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  • Jørn H. Hurum mail,

    j.h.hurum@nhm.uio.no

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Wighart von Koenigswald,

    Affiliation: Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • B. Holly Smith

    Affiliation: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: May 19, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005723
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jens L. Franzen, Jörg Habersetzer
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany
Jens L. Franzen
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Philip D. Gingerich
Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Jørn H. Hurum
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Wighart von Koenigswald
Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
B. Holly Smith
Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: j.h.hurum@nhm.uio.no

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH. Performed the experiments: JH. Analyzed the data: JLF PDG JH JHH WvK BHS. Wrote the paper: JLF PDG JHH WvK BHS.