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Microsyops scottianus

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

Taxonomy
Microsyops scottianus was named by Cope (1881) [from an unknown locality in "the Lost Cabin beds of the Wind River Basin" (Szalay 1969)]. Its type specimen is AMNH no. 4748, a mandible (fragmentary left mandible with P4-M2), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Cynodontomys scottianus by Matthew (1915) and Robinson (1966); it was synonymized subjectively with Microsyops elegans by Bown (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1881Microsyops scottianus Cope p. 188
1915Cynodontomys scottianus Matthew
1966Cynodontomys scottianus Robinson
1969Microsyops scottianus Szalay
1985Microsyops scottianus Gunnell
1989Microsyops scottianus 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
speciesscottianus

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 (33 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lostcabinian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Microsyops scottianus (15901 15915 15917 15930 15997 16001 16005 16073 16076 16078)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Cynodontomys scottianus (15710) Microsyops scottianus (15456 15486 15665 15711 15839 15841 15851 15852 15902 15937 15942)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Colorado) Cynodontomys scottianus (15649 15650)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) Microsyops scottianus (15837 16207 16254 16388 16397 16415)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Colorado) Cynodontomys knightensis (16239 16240 16241)