Carpolestes nigridens Simpson 1928 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Carpolestidae

Alternative combination: Carpodaptes nigridens

Synonyms: Carpolestes aquilae Simpson 1929, Litotherium complicatum Simpson 1929

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1928. A new mammalian fauna from the Fort Union of southern Montana. American Museum Novitates 297:1-15

Belongs to Carpolestes according to J. I. Bloch and P. D. Gingerich 1998

See also Gingerich 1987, Jepsen 1930, Rose 1975, Rose 1981, Simpson 1928 and Simpson 1929

Sister taxa: Carpolestes dubius, Carpolestes simpsoni, Carpolestes twelvemilensis

Type specimens:

  • Carpolestes nigridens: Amer. Mus. No. 22159, a mandible (right ramus with P4, M1-2). Its type locality is Bear Creek, which is in a Clarkforkian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Montana.
  • Carpolestes aquilae:
  • Litotherium complicatum:

Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Paleocene of United States (17: Montana, Wyoming collections)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.