New platyrrhine tali from La Venta, Colombia

Daniel L. Gebo*, Marian Dagosto, Alfred L. Rosenberger, Takeshi Setoguchi

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Two new primate tali were discovered from the middle Miocene of South America at La Venta, Colombia. IGM-KU 8802 is similar in morphology toCallicebus andAotus, and is allocated to cf.Aotus dindensis, while IGM-KU 8803, associated with a dentition of a new cebine primate, is similar toSaimiri. Both tali differ from the other known fossil platyrrhine tali,Dolichocebus andCebupithecia, and increase our knowledge of the locomotor diversity of the La Venta primate fauna.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-746
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • La Venta
  • Platyrrhini
  • foot bones
  • locomotion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Anthropology

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