Labidolemur kayi Simpson 1929 (insectivoran)

Mammalia - Insectivora - Apatemyidae

Alternative combination: Apatemys kayi

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1929. A collection of Paleocene mammals from Bear Creek, Montana. Annals of Carnegie Museum 19(6):115-122

Belongs to Labidolemur according to M. T. Silcox et al. 2010

See also Bown and Schankler 1982, Gingerich and Rose 1982, Gunnell 1989, Krishtalka et al. 1975, McKenna 1960, McKenna 1961, McKenna 1963, Simpson 1929 and West 1973

Sister taxa: Labidolemur major, Labidolemur serus, Labidolemur soricoides

Type specimen: CM 11703, a mandible (part of left lower jaw with P4-M3). Its type locality is Bear Creek, which is in a Clarkforkian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Montana.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Eocene of United States (18: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (9: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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