Notharctus

noun No·tharc·tus \ -təs \

Definition of Notharctus

:a genus of primitive North American Eocene lemurs with large orbits and 40 teeth of which the incisors are not procumbent, that is related to Adapis, and known from the North American Eocene

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Origin and Etymology of notharctus

New Latin, from noth- + Greek arktos bear


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