Plesiadapis churchilli Gingerich 1975 (primate)

Mammalia - Primates - Plesiadapidae

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1975. New North American Plesiadapidae (Mammalia, Primates) and a biostratigraphic zonation of the middle and upper Paleocene. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 24(13):135-148

Belongs to Plesiadapis according to P. D. Gingerich 1975

Sister taxa: Plesiadapis (Ancepsoides), Plesiadapis (Tricuspidens), Plesiadapis anceps, Plesiadapis berruensis, Plesiadapis chevillionii, Plesiadapis cookei, Plesiadapis dubius, Plesiadapis fodinatus, Plesiadapis gingerichi, Plesiadapis insignis, Plesiadapis ploegi, Plesiadapis praecursor, Plesiadapis recticuspidens, Plesiadapis remensis, Plesiadapis rex, Plesiadapis russelli, Plesiadapis simonsi, Plesiadapis tricuspidens, Plesiadapis walbeckensis

Type specimen: PU 21234, a mandible (left mandible with I1 P3-4 P1-3). Its type locality is Long Draw Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in Montana.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Paleocene of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (24: California, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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