Omomys carteri Leidy 1869 (tarsier)

Mammalia - Primates - Omomyidae

Synonyms: Hemiacodon nanus Marsh 1872, Palaeacodon vagus Marsh 1872

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1869. Notice of some extinct vertebrates from Wyoming and Dakota. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 21:63-67

Belongs to Omomys according to B. J. Burger 2010

See also Cuozzo 2008, Gazin 1958, Hay 1902, Leidy 1869, Marsh 1872, Muldoon and Gunnell 2002, Szalay 1976 and Wortman 1904

Sister taxa: Omomys lloydi, Omomys pucillus, Euryacodon lepidus

Type specimens:

  • Omomys carteri: ANSP 10335, a mandible (right ramus of mandible with P3, P4, and M2). Its type locality is A few miles from Fort Bridger, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Hemiacodon nanus:
  • Palaeacodon vagus:

Ecology: arboreal insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (73: California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 73 collections each including a single occurrence

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