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Meaning of ADAPID

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 Definition: [n]  extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
 
 Synonyms: Adapid group
 
 See Also: order Primates, Primates, taxon, taxonomic group

 

 

 

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