Microsyops angustidens Matthew 1915 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

Alternative combination: Cynodontomys angustidens

Synonyms: Cynodontomys alfi McKenna 1960, Microsyops alfi McKenna 1960

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1915. A revision of the Lower Eocene Wasatch and Wind River faunas. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 34

Belongs to Microsyops according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

See also Gunnell 1985, Matthew 1915, McKenna 1960, Szalay 1969 and Westgate 1990

Sister taxa: Microsyops annectens, Microsyops cardiorestes, Microsyops elegans, Microsyops knightensis, Microsyops kratos, Microsyops latidens, Microsyops scottianus, Microsyops vicarius

Type specimens:

  • Microsyops angustidens: A.M.N.H. No. 15073, a mandible (fragmentary left mandible with P3-M3 and fragment of right mandible with P4-M2). Its type locality is Microsyops angustidens type locality, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.
  • Cynodontomys alfi: U.C.M.P. No. 44777, a maxilla (fragmentary right maxilla with M1-3). Its type locality is Timberlake Quarry, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wasatch Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (42: Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming collections)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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