Purgatorius Van Valen and Sloan 1965 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates

Full reference: L. M. Van Valen and R. E. Sloan. 1965. The earliest primates. Science 150(3697):743-745

Parent taxon: Primates according to M. T. Silcox et al. 2010

See also Bloch et al. 2007, Clemens 1974, Fox and Scott 2011, Gunnell 1989, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1979, McKenna and Bell 1997, Van Valen and Sloan 1965 and Wible et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Berruvius, Ceciliolemur, Ceciliolemuridae, Ceciliolemuroidea, Chasselasia, Cheiromyoidea, Euprimateformes, Megatarsius, Micromomyidae, Microsyopidae, Microtarsioides, Nosmips, Notharctidae, Paromomyidae, Pithecus, Plesiadapiformes, Plesitarsiiformes, Pliopithecus posthumus, Prosimiae, Prosimii, Rooneyia, Simia, Simia (Cercopithecus) sinicus pileatus, Simia apedia, Simiolemuriformes, Tupaioidea

Subtaxa: Purgatorius ceratops Purgatorius coracis Purgatorius janisae Purgatorius pinecreeensis Purgatorius titusi Purgatorius unio

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Ecology: arboreal omnivore


• Paleocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (6: Montana)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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