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Cantius actius Gunnell 1995 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44893

Alternative combination: Hesperolemur actius

Full reference: G. F. Gunnell. 1995. New notharctine (primates, adapiformes) skull from the Uintan (middle Eocene) of San Diego County, California. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 98:447-470

Belongs to Cantius according to K. D. Rose et al. 1999

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

Type specimen: SDSNH 35233, a skull (compressed skull with left and right P4-M3). Its type locality is Azuaga II Site 5 (SDSNH 3413), which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Friars Formation of California.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 5.20 x 6.20, M2 5.30 x 7.30, M3 5.00 x 6.20, m3 6.90 x 4.50