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Euarchonta

grandorder of humans and their ancestors

The Euarchonta are a grandorder of mammals containing four orders: the Dermoptera or colugos, the Scandentia or treeshrews, the extinct Plesiadapiformes, and the Primates.

Euarchontans
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous - Recent
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Euarchonts: upper left: Plesiadapis, upper right: Northern Treeshrew, lower left: Sunda Flying Lemur and lower right: Yellow Baboon
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Euarchonta
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Euarchonta and Glires together form the Euarchontoglires, one of the four Eutherian clades.

Euarchontoglires
Glires

Rodentia (rodents)



Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares, pikas)



Euarchonta

Scandentia (treeshrews)


Primatomorpha

Dermoptera (flying lemurs)




Primates (†Plesiadapiformes, Strepsirrhini, Haplorrhini)