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Loveina sheai

Mammalia - Primates - Omomyidae

Taxonomy
Omomys sheai was named by Gazin (1962). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is U.S.N.M. No. 22384, a mandible (right ramus of mandible with M2-M3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is La Barge, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wasatch Formation of Wyoming.

It was synonymized subjectively with Loveina zephyri by Gunnell and Rose (2002); it was recombined as Loveina sheai by Stucky (1984), Honey (1990), Muldoon and Gunnell (2002) and Holroyd and Strait (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Omomys sheai Gazin p. 31
1984Loveina sheai Stucky
1990Loveina sheai Honey p. 215
2002Loveina sheai Muldoon and Gunnell p. 493
2008Loveina sheai Holroyd and Strait p. 246

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderPrimates
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
infraorderTarsiiformesGregory 1915
superfamilyOmomyoidea
familyOmomyidae
subfamilyOmomyinaeTrouessart 1879
tribeWashakiini
genusLoveina
speciessheai()

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: terrestrialf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealf
Diet: insectivoref
Reproduction: viviparousf
Created: 2005-08-24 13:59:57
Modified: 2005-08-24 15:59:57
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Hopson 1973, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Wasatchian or 55.80000 to 50.30000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lostcabinian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Loveina sheai (124856 124857)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Omomys sheai (15456 type locality: 15662)