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.
- La Venta
- foot bones
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics