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Temporal range: Early Eocene
German fossil primates.jpg
Radiographic comparison of middle Eocene primates from Geiseltal in eastern Germany. G is a Godinotia neglecta fossil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Adapidae
Genus: Godinotia
Franzen, 2000
Species: G. neglecta
Binomial name
Godinotia neglecta
Thalmann et al., 1989

Godinotia is an extinct genus of strepsirrhine primate belonging to the Adapidae family. It lived during the Eocene epoch (49 million years ago), and its fossils have been found in the Messel Pit, Germany.


Godinotia were about 30 cm long, excluding the tail, smaller than a domestic cat.[1]

Discovery and species

The genus is named after primate researcher Marc Godinot.


Literature cited

  • Haines, T.; Chambers, P. (2006). The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life. Canada: Firefly Books Ltd. ISBN 978-0563522195.

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