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Cantius abditus Gingerich and Simons 1977 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44892

Alternative combination: Pelycodus abditus

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and E. L. Simons. 1977. Systematics, phylogeny, and evolution of early Eocene Adapidae (Mammalia, Primates) in North America. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 24(22):245-279

Belongs to Cantius according to P. D. Gingerich and R. A. Haskin 1981

Sister taxa: Cantius actius, Cantius angulatus, Cantius eppsi, Cantius frugivorus, Cantius mckennai, Cantius nunienus, Cantius ralstoni, Cantius savagei, Cantius simonsi, Cantius torresi, Cantius trigonodus

Type specimen: UM 66000, a mandible (right and left mandibles). Its type locality is Reservoir Creek Bonanza, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 4.93 x 6.68, M2 5.14 x 7.67, M3 4.10 x 5.99, m1 4.60 x 4.27, m2 4.90 x 4.70, m3 6.54 x 4.29