paleospecies

paleospecies

[′pē·lē·ō‚spē‚shēz]
(paleontology)
The species that are given ancestor and descendant status in a phyletic lineage, depending on the geological strata in which they are found.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The classification of primate paleospecies remains largely dependent on the analysis of dental remains.