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Morotopithecus bishopi

Mammalia - Primates - Proconsulidae

Taxonomy
Morotopithecus bishopi was named by Gebo et al. (1997). Its type specimen is UMP 62-11, a partial skull (palatofacial specimen with all teeth), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Moroto II, which is in a MN 2 fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/siltstone in Uganda. It is the type species of Morotopithecus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Morotopithecus bishopi Gebo et al. p. 404

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
EuprimatesHoffstetter 1978
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
suborderAnthropoideaMivart 1864
infraorderCatarrhiniGeoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1812
superfamilyHominoideaGray 1825
familyProconsulidaeLeakey 1963
genusMorotopithecus
speciesbishopi

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealo
Diet: omnivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 13:27:51
Modified: 2005-08-26 15:27:51
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Nowak 1999, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: MN 2 or 22.40000 to 20.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
MN 222.4 - 20.0Uganda Proconsul major (type locality: 21722)