Picrodus silberlingi Douglass 1908 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Picrodontidae

Synonym: Megopterna minuta Douglass 1908

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1908. Vertebrate fossils from the Fort Union beds. Annals of Carnegie Museum 5(2):11-26

Belongs to Picrodus according to B. J. Burger 2013

See also Douglass 1908, Hay 1930, Scott and Fox 2005 and Simpson 1937

Sister taxa: Picrodus calgariensis, Picrodus canpacius, Picrodus lepidus

Type specimens:

  • Picrodus silberlingi: Carnegie Mus. no 1670, a mandible (incomplete right dentary with p4, m1). Its type locality is Silberling Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the "Fort Union" (= Lebo) Formation of Montana.
  • Megopterna minuta: Carnegie Mus. no 1675, a mandible (left lower jaw with M2 and part of talonid of M1).

Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (10: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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