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Cantius angulatus Cope 1875 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44894

Alternative combinations: Chriacus angulatus, Cynodontomys angulatus, Pelycodus angulatus, Tomitherium angulatum

Synonym: Smilodectes gingerichi Beard 1988 (taxon 51608)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. Systematic Catalogue of Vertebrata of the Eocene of New Mexico, Collected in 1874. Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, Engineer Department, U. S. Army 5-37

Belongs to Cantius according to M. Godinot 1998

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

Type specimens:

  • Cantius angulatus: Its type locality is Almagre Arroyo (Cope), which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the San Jose Formation of New Mexico
  • Smilodectes gingerichi: CM 37451, a maxilla (left maxillary fragment preserving P3-M1). Its type locality is Almagre (CM 941), which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the San Jose Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 3.62 x 2.93