Arctodontomys wilsoni Szalay 1969 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

Alternative combination: Microsyops wilsoni

Full reference: F. S. Szalay. 1969. Mixodectidae, Microsyopidae, and the insectivore-primate transition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 140(4):193-330

Belongs to Arctodontomys according to P. D. Gingerich 1989

See also Gunnell 1985, Rose et al. 2012 and Szalay 1969

Sister taxa: Arctodontomys nuptus, Arctodontomys simplicidens

Type specimen: U.K.M.N.H. No. 8520, a mandible (fragmentary left mandible with P4-M2). Its type locality is University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Locality 32, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore


• Eocene of United States (52: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (4: Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 56 collections each including a single occurrence

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