Cebupithecia sarmientoi Stirton and Savage 1950 (monkey)

Mammalia - Primates - Pitheciidae

Diagnosis: Incisors large and evidently procumbent; upper canine with tip of root at the border of orbit directly in front of lacrymal foramen, cingulum encircling base of upper canine; upper premolars slightly but progressively larger and higher and with ectoloph increasing in height; M.1/1 largest tooth in series, M. 2/2 about one third smaller, M. 3/3 almost vestigial; M. 1/ nearly rectangular in outline, no external cingulum, hypocone not separated from protocone by distinct commisure; lacrymal foramen and front edge of orbit above anterior end of P. 3/ ; Maxillary-palatine suture extends anteriorly opposite to the P. 4/; lower canine triangular in outline, lingual cingulum with conspicuous cusp posteriorly, faint labial cingulum; M. /1 nearly square in outline but slightly narrower transversely; mandible short and deep. Other character mentioned in the description may eventually prove diagnostic, and some of those above less so. Dental formula: I2/2, C1/1, P3/3, M3/3

Full reference: R. A. Stirton and D. E. Savage. 1950. A new Monkey from the La Venta Miocene of Colombia. Compilación de los estudios geológicos oficiales en Colombia 8:345-356

Belongs to Cebupithecia according to R. A. Stirton and D. E. Savage 1950

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UCMP 38762, a partial skeleton

Ecology: arboreal omnivore


• Miocene of Colombia (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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