- Necrolemur antiquus
- Extinct Primate
- Eocene Age
- This RARE Jaw Section measures approx. 3/8″ long and will come in the 2.25″ x 2.25″ Display Box with Label as Shown
Necrolemur (“dead lemur”) is an extinct genus of primate. The 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long creature probably resembled a tarsier; it was a nocturnal hunter with very large eyes and ears. Necrolemur had sharp teeth, which it probably used to bite through tough insect exoskeletons. Like modern tarsiers, it also possessed long fingers and toes, and a lengthy, balancing, tail. It was also characterized by a short face, a narrow gap between the eyes, a tubular ectotympanic and a relatively large brain.