Apatemys downsi Gazin 1958 (insectivoran)

Mammalia - Insectivora - Apatemyidae

Full reference: C. L. Gazin. 1958. A review of the middle and upper Eocene primates of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 136(1):1-112

Belongs to Apatemys according to S. L. Walsh 1996

See also Gazin 1958, Kelly 1990 and West 1973

Sister taxa: Apatemys bellulus, Apatemys bellus, Apatemys chardini, Apatemys hendryi, Apatemys mutiniacus, Apatemys prouti, Apatemys pygmaeus, Apatemys rodens, Apatemys sigogneauae, Apatemys sigogneaui, Apatemys teilhardi, Apatemys uintensis

Type specimen: L.A.C.M. (C.I.T.) No. 5202, a mandible (fragment of right ramus of mandible with P4-M2). Its type locality is Tapo Canyon (Upper), which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Sespe Formation of California.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (4: California, Nebraska collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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