Washakius insignis Leidy 1873 (tarsier)

Mammalia - Primates - Omomyidae

Alternative combination: Anaptomorphus insignis

Synonyms: Shoshonius laurae Simpson 1959, Washakius laurae Simpson 1959

Belongs to Washakius according to K. M. Muldoon and G. F. Gunnell 2002

See also Alroy 2002, Bown 1982, Gunnell et al. 1992, Hay 1902, Honey 1990, Szalay 1976 and Wortman 1904

Sister taxa: Washakius izetti, Washakius woodringi

Type specimens:

  • Washakius insignis: ANSP 10332, a mandible (portion of right ramus of mandible with M3 and M3)
  • Shoshonius laurae: AMNH 55672. Its type locality is Morrow Creek Locality 10, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Green River Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: arboreal insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (40: Wyoming collections)

Total: 40 collections each including a single occurrence

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