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Tubulidentata

Thomas Lehmann

in Ardipithecus kadabba

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780520254404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942509 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0016
Tubulidentata

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Tubulidentata is currently represented by a single extant species—Orycteropus afer, the aardvark. They are the largest African anteaters. This chapter focuses on the identification and description of these aardvark specimens found in the Middle Awash late Miocene. Their importance for improving our knowledge of the order Tubulidentata is also discussed.

Keywords: Tubulidentata; Orycteropus afer; aardvark; Middle Awash; Miocene

Chapter.  1227 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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