†subfamily Carpolestinae Russell 1964 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Carpolestidae

Originally proposed by Russell to include genera conventionally assigned to Carpolestidae, in order to distinguish them from Saxonella, which he also referred to Carpolestidae (in the subfamily Saxonellinae)

Parent taxon: Carpolestidae according to K. C. Beard and J. Wang 1995

Sister taxa: Chronolestes, Chronolestinae, Parvocristes

Subtaxa: Carpocristes Carpodaptes Carpolestes Elphidotarsius Subengius

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Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Eocene of China (1 collection), United States (1: Wyoming)

• Clarkforkian of United States (22: Montana, Wyoming)

• Cf1 of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (17: Alberta, Saskatchewan), China (2), United States (44: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 88 collections including 100 occurrences

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