Smilodectes Wortman 1903 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

Synonym: Aphanolemur Granger and Gregory 1917

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1903. Studies of Eocene Mammalia in the Marsh Collection, Peabody Museum. Part II. Primates. Suborder Cheiromyoidea. The American Journal of Science, series 4 16:345-368

Parent taxon: Notharctinae according to P. D. Gingerich 1979

See also Franzen 1994, Gazin 1958, Gazin 1968, Gazin 1976, Granger and Gregory 1917, McKenna and Bell 1997, Simpson 1940, Troxell 1926 and Wortman 1903

Sister taxa: Asiadapinae, Cantius, Cercamoniinae, Notharctinae, Notharctus, Pondaunginae, Rouzilemur

Subtaxa: Smilodectes gracilis Smilodectes mcgrewi Smilodectes sororis

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Type: Hyopsodus gracilis

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (58: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 58 collections each including a single occurrence

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