Microsyops elegans Marsh 1871 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

Alternative combination: Limnotherium elegans

Synonyms: Bathrodon typus Marsh 1872, Mesacodon speciosus Marsh 1872, Microsyops gracilis Leidy 1872, Microsyops speciosus Marsh 1872, Microsyops typus Marsh 1872, Microsyops verus Leidy 1872, Palaeacodon verus Leidy 1872

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1871. Notice of some new fossil mammals from the Tertiary Formation. American Journal of Science 2(7):35-44

Belongs to Microsyops according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

See also Gazin 1958, Gazin 1976, Marsh 1871, Marsh 1872, Osborn 1902, Szalay 1969 and Wortman 1903

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

Type specimens:

  • Microsyops elegans: YPM 11794, a mandible (fragment of left ramus with P4-M2). Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Bathrodon typus:
  • Mesacodon speciosus:
  • Microsyops gracilis:
  • Palaeacodon verus:

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (62: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 62 collections each including a single occurrence

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