Omomys carteri Leidy 1869 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Omomyidae

Synonyms: Hemiacodon nanus Marsh 1872, Palaeacodon vagus Marsh 1872

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1869. Notice of Some Extinct Vertebrates from Wyoming and Dakota. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 21:63-67

Belongs to Omomys according to B. J. Burger 2010

See also Cuozzo 2008, Gazin 1958, Leidy 1869, Marsh 1872, Muldoon and Gunnell 2002, Szalay 1976 and Wortman 1904

Sister taxa: Omomys lloydi, Omomys pucillus, Euryacodon lepidus

Type specimens:

  • Omomys carteri: ANSP 10335, a mandible (right ramus of mandible with P3, P4, and M2). Its type locality is A few miles from Fort Bridger, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Hemiacodon nanus:
  • Palaeacodon vagus:

Ecology: arboreal insectivore


• Eocene of United States (73: California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 73 collections each including a single occurrence

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