Apatemys bellulus Marsh 1872 (insectivoran)

Mammalia - Insectivora - Apatemyidae

Synonyms: Apatemys hurzeleri Gazin 1962, Apatemys whitakeri Simpson 1954, Teilhardella whitakeri Simpson 1954

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part II. American Journal of Science 4(21):202-224

Belongs to Apatemys according to T. M. Bown 1982

See also Bown and Schankler 1982, Gazin 1962, Gazin 1976, Marsh 1872, Simpson 1954 and West 1973

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

Type specimens:

  • Apatemys bellulus: YPM 13513, a mandible (portion of right ramus of mandible with M1-M3). Its type locality is Henry's Fork Hill (Bridger C), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Apatemys hurzeleri: U.S.N.M. No. 22386, a mandible (right ramus of mandible with I, M2, and the talonid portion of M1). Its type locality is La Barge, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wasatch Formation of Wyoming.
  • Teilhardella whitakeri:

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (24: New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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