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Artimonius australis Bown and Rose 1987 (primate)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Omomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44325

Alternative combination: Absarokius australis

Full reference: T. M. Bown and K. D. Rose. 1987. Patterns of Dental Evolution in Early Eocene Anaptomorphine Primates (Omomyidae) from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Paleontological Society Memoir 23:1-162

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

Sister taxa: Artimonius nocerai, Artimonius witteri

Type specimen: AMNH 55152, a mandible (right mandibular fragment with p3-m3 and root for canine). Its type locality is Huerfano III, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Huerfano Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 2.45 x 2.22