Chriacus punitor Simpson 1935 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae

Alternative combinations: Metachriacus punitor, Tricentes punitor

Synonym: Chriacus pusillus Simpson 1935

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1935. New Paleocene mammals from the Fort Union of Montana. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83:221-244

Belongs to Chriacus according to C. S. Scott et al. 2013

See also Archibald et al. 1987, Hartman 1986, Rose 1981, Scott et al. 2002, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1937, Taylor 1981, Van Valen 1978 and Winterfeld 1982

Sister taxa: Chriacus badgleyi, Chriacus baldwini, Chriacus calenancus, Chriacus gallinae, Chriacus katrinae, Chriacus metocometi, Chriacus oconostotae, Chriacus pelvidens, Chriacus stenops, Chriacus truncatus, Tricentes subtrigonus

Type specimens:

  • Chriacus punitor: Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana
  • Chriacus pusillus:

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (2: Alberta collections), United States (2: Montana)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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