Plesiadapis simonsi 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 churchilli, Plesiadapis cookei, Plesiadapis dubius, Plesiadapis fodinatus, Plesiadapis gingerichi, Plesiadapis insignis, Plesiadapis ploegi, Plesiadapis praecursor, Plesiadapis recticuspidens, Plesiadapis remensis, Plesiadapis rex, Plesiadapis russelli, Plesiadapis tricuspidens, Plesiadapis walbeckensis

Type specimen: PU 17814, a mandible (right mandible with M1-2). Its type locality is Plesiadapis simonsi type locality, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (8: Wyoming collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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