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Epoch in the Cenozoic Era Traits / Notable Details
Miocene (25-5 MYA)Generalized OW monkeys, similar to Oligocene Aegyptopithecus
Miocene (25-5 MYA)Dryopithecines, Sivapithecines, Gigantopithecus
Eocene (55-35 MYA)Lemur-like, larger, diurnal, ate leaves and fruit
Eocene (55-35 MYA)Tarsier-like, smaller, nocturnal, ate insects and fruit
Miocene (25-5 MYA)Derived, long-limbed, generalized arboreal quadrupeds
Oligocene (35-25 MYA)2-1-2-3 teeth formation, more robust
Oligocene (35-25 MYA)2-1-3-3 teeth formation, short forelimbs, postcrania like modern NW monkeys
Miocene (25-5 MYA)Derived from Procondulids, limb proportions like gibbons
Miocene (25-5 MYA)Generalized apes with a range of sizes, mixed diets, no locomotive specializations

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