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Cantius frugivorus Cope 1875 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44896

Alternative combinations: Pelycodus frugivorus, Tomitherium frugivorum

Synonym: Copelemur feretutus Gingerich and Simons 1977 (taxon 45237)

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 G. F. Gunnell 2002

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

Type specimens:

  • Cantius frugivorus: Its type locality is Almagre Arroyo (Cope), which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the San Jose Formation of New Mexico
  • Copelemur feretutus: ACM 4326, a tooth (isolated right [lower] M1). Its type locality is Lysite, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wind River Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 3.45 x 4.60, M1 4.03 x 5.68, M2 4.35 x 6.27, M3 3.45 x 5.20, p4 3.98 x 2.78, m1 4.31 x 3.61, m2 4.33 x 3.89, m3 5.55 x 3.45