Metacheiromys marshi Wortman 1903 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Metacheiromyidae

Synonym: Metacheiromys tatusia Osborn 1904

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1903. Studies of Eocene Mammalia in the Marsh Collection, Peabody Museum. Part II. Primates. Suborder Cheiromyoidea. The American Journal of Science, series 4 16:345-368

Belongs to Metacheiromys according to J. L. Wortman 1903

See also Osborn 1904, Rose et al. 1992 and Schoch 1984

Sister taxon: Metacheiromys dasypus

Type specimens:

  • Metacheiromys marshi: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Metacheiromys tatusia:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (3: Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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