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Microsyops elegans

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

Taxonomy
Limnotherium elegans was named by Marsh (1871). Its type specimen is YPM 11794, a mandible (fragment of left ramus with P4-M2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

It was recombined as Microsyops elegans by Leidy (1873), Wortman (1903), Gazin (1958), Szalay (1969), Gazin (1976) and Gunnell (1989).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Limnotherium elegans Marsh p. 43
1872Microsyops gracilis Leidy
1872Palaeacodon verus Leidy
1872Bathrodon typus Marsh p. 211
1872Mesacodon speciosus Marsh p. 212
1873Microsyops elegans Leidy
1902Microsyops speciosus Osborn
1902Microsyops typus Osborn
1902Microsyops verus Osborn
1903Microsyops elegans Wortman p. 354
1903Microsyops gracilis Wortman p. 358
1958Microsyops elegans Gazin
1969Microsyops elegans Szalay
1976Microsyops elegans Gazin
1989Microsyops elegans Gunnell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
familyMicrosyopidaeOsborn and Wortman 1892
subfamilyMicrosyopinaeOsborn and Wortman 1892
genusMicrosyopsLeidy 1872
specieselegans()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealo
Diet: omnivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 13:27:51
Modified: 2005-08-26 15:27:51
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Nowak 1999, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Wasatchian to the top of the Bridgerian or 55.80000 to 46.20000 Ma

Collections (62 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Cynodontomys elegans (15906 15910)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Colorado) Microsyops scottianus (15420 15422)
Wasatchian - Bridgerian55.8 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) Microsyops scottianus (16435 16436)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) Microsyops elegans (16079 16081 16095 16098 16100 16107 16108 16109 16111 16113 16114 16116 16137 16203 16219 16223 type locality: 16228 16232 16245 16257 16258 16262 16265 16270 16276 16280 16291 16293 16300 16302 16305 16309 16310 16313 16314 16315 16320 16331 16340 16346 16351 16352 16355 16393 16409 16438 16441 16444 16484 16488 16490 16494 16499 16500 16504) Microsyops sp. (16227)