Ignacius frugivorus Matthew and Granger 1921 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Paromomyidae

Alternative combinations: Phenacolemur (Ignacius) frugivorus, Phenacolemur frugivorus

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1921. New genera of Paleocene mammals. American Museum Novitates 13:1-7

Belongs to Ignacius according to P. Robinson and L. D. Ivy 1994

See also Bown and Rose 1976, Krause 1978, Krishtalka 1978, Krishtalka et al. 1975, Matthew and Granger 1921, McKenna 1963, Robinson 1968, Schiebout 1974, Scott et al. 2013, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1936 and Winterfeld 1982

Sister taxa: Ignacius clarkforkensis, Ignacius fremontensis, Ignacius graybullianus

Type specimen: A.M.N.H. No. 17368, a maxilla (upper jaw with C, P4-M2 and alveoli of remaining cheek teeth). Its type locality is Mason Pocket, which is in a Tiffanian fissure fill shale in Colorado.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (10: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (20: California, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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