Pseudotetonius ambiguus Matthew 1915 (tarsier)

Mammalia - Primates - Omomyidae

Alternative combination: Tetonius ambiguus

Synonym: Mckennamorphus despairensis Szalay 1976

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1915. A revision of the Lower Eocene Wasatch and Wind River faunas. Part IV. - Entelonychia, Primates, Insectivora (part). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 34(14):429-483

Belongs to Pseudotetonius according to T. M. Bown and K. D. Rose 1987

See also Bown 1974, Bown and Rose 1984, Krishtalka and Schwartz 1978, Matthew 1915 and Szalay 1976

Sister taxa: Tetonius homunculus, Tetonius matthewi, Tetonius mckennai, Paratetonius steini

Type specimens:

  • Pseudotetonius ambiguus: AMNH 15072, a mandible (left dentary with p3-m2, roots of i1 and c, and alveolus for i2)
  • Mckennamorphus despairensis:

Ecology: arboreal insectivore


• Eocene of United States (12: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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