views updated

Anaptomorphidae (suborder Haplorrhini (or Prosimii), infra-order Tarsiiformes) An extinct family of tarsier-like animals that showed signs of tarsioid specialization. The brain was similar to that of a modern tarsier but the olfactory regions were more highly developed, and the temporal and occipital lobes enlarged. The eyes were large, the face short. There were at least 20 genera, distributed in Europe and America from the Palaeocene to Oligocene.