Cantius frugivorus Cope 1875

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

Alternative combinations: Pelycodus frugivorus, Tomitherium frugivorum

Synonym: Copelemur feretutus Gingerich and Simons 1977

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. Systematic Catalogue of Vertebrata of the Eocene of New Mexico, Collected in 1874. Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, Engineer Department, U. S. Army 5-37

Belongs to Cantius according to G. F. Gunnell 2002

See also Beard 1988, Cope 1875, Gingerich and Simons 1977, Godinot 1998, Hay 1902, Matthew 1915 and Osborn 1902

Sister taxa: Cantius abditus, Cantius actius, Cantius angulatus, Cantius eppsi, Cantius mckennai, Cantius nunienus, Cantius ralstoni, Cantius savagei, Cantius simonsi, Cantius torresi, Cantius trigonodus

Type specimens:

  • Cantius frugivorus: Its type locality is Almagre Arroyo (Cope), which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the San Jose Formation of New Mexico
  • Copelemur feretutus: ACM 4326, a tooth (isolated right [lower] M1). Its type locality is Lysite, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wind River Formation of Wyoming.


• Eocene of United States (53: Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming collections)

Total: 53 collections each including a single occurrence

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