Microsyops latidens Cope 1882 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

Alternative combination: Cynodontomys latidens

Synonyms: Notharctus cingulatus Loomis 1906, Notharctus palmidens Loomis 1906

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1882. Contributions to the history of the Vertebrata of the lower Eocene of Wyoming and New Mexico, made during 1881. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 20(111):139-197

Belongs to Microsyops according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

See also Cope 1882, Gazin 1976, Gunnell 1985, Matthew 1915 and Szalay 1969

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

Type specimens:

  • Microsyops latidens: AMNH No4195, a mandible (fragmentary lower jaw with left P4 and right M1-2).
  • Notharctus cingulatus:
  • Notharctus palmidens:

Ecology: arboreal omnivore


• Eocene of United States (43: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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