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simian

1. of, relating to, or resembling a monkey or ape.
2. a monkey or ape
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Early simians may have originated more than 65 million years ago, Martin concludes.
The proposed Chinese simian, dubbed Eosimias sinensis, displays several jaw and tooth features that distinguish it from adapids and omomyids, Beard argues.
Until now, many scientists assumed that the evolutionary parting of tarsiers and simians occurred around that time.
Like living tarsiers, and in contrast to simians, Shoshonius had a short snout, enlarged bony ear chambers, and enormous eyes well suited to nocturnal activity.
Many scientists regard omomyids as the forerunners of simians.
The new discoveries, described by Simons in the June 30 Science, follow on the controversial claim by another paleontological team that 45-million-year-old Chinese fossils belonged to a simian species (SN: 4/16/94, p.
Catopithecus bears several anatomical traits that place it squarely in the simian realm, Simons maintains.
The new fossils also shed light on whether lemurlike adapids or tarsierlike omomyids living between 55 million and 36 million years ago qualify as simian ancestors.