This article is under construction
This article is currently under construction by a user. To avoid edit conflicts, please do not edit until this template has been removed.
An artist's illustration of Darwinius masillae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Adapidae
Subfamily: Caenopithecinae
Genus: Darwinius
Franzen et al., 2009
Species: D. masillae
Binomial name
Darwinius masillae
Franzen et al., 2009

Darwinius masillae is a Notharctid primate from Eocene Germany. It is seen as having traits noted in prosimians and anthropoids, indicating it may have been a "link" in haplorrhine evolution.

Darwinius 1050x700 2

Fossil Darwinius masillae PMO 214.214 by Jens L. Franzen, Philip D. Gingerich


Type specimen[]

Discovery and acquisition[]