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Donrussellia is a genus of adapiform primate that lived in Europe during the early Eocene. It is considered one of the earliest adapiforms, with D. magna sharing features with Cantius.[1]

Temporal range: Early Eocene
Donrussellia provincialis.JPG
The mandible of Donrussellia provincialis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Notharctidae
Subfamily: Cercamoniinae
Genus: Donrussellia
Szalay, 1976
Type species
Donrussellia gallica
Russell et al, 1967
  • D. gallica
  • D. louisi
  • D. magna
  • D. provincialis
  • D. russelli


  1. ^ Gebo 2002, p. 28.

Literature citedEdit

  • Gebo, D.L. (2002). "Adapiformes: Phylogeny and adaptation". In Hartwig, W.C. (ed.). The Primate Fossil Record. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-08141-2. OCLC 47254191.