Miocallicebus villaviejai Takai et al. 2001 (monkey)

Mammalia - Primates - Atelidae

Etymology: Villavieja is the name of the village where the ttpe specimen was discovered.

Full reference: M. Takai, F. Anaya, H. Suzuki, N. Shigehara, and T. Setoguchi. 2001. A new Platyrrhine from the Middle Miocene of La Venta, Colombia, and the phyletic position of Callicebinae. Anthropological Science 109(4):289-307

Belongs to Miocallicebus according to M. Takai et al. 2001

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IGM-KU 97001, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment preserving the anterior base of the pterigoid process and a partial root of upper M1, complete M2 and poorly preserved M3). Its type locality is Duke Bolivia Site, La Venta, which is in a Laventan terrestrial mudstone in the La Victoria Formation of Colombia.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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