Haramiya is known from only a few isolated teeth. This fragmentary evidence suggests that it was somewhat like a miniature vole, and crushed its food with its broad cheek teeth. It may have lived on low-growing vegetation, possibly on the fruits of cycad-like plants.
name: Ptilodus time: Early to Late Paleocene locality: North America (the Rockies, New Mexico to Saskatchewan) size: 20 in/50 cm long Apart from its long, prehensile tail, Ptilodus was similar to a modern squirrel in appearance, and may have lived in the same way — scampering about in the branches of trees. The lower premolar teeth were very large and bladelike, and Ptilodus may have used them to strip the husks from tough nuts and seeds.
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