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Cantius mckennai Gingerich and Simons 1977 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44897

Alternative combination: Pelycodus mckennai

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 abditus, Cantius actius, Cantius angulatus, Cantius eppsi, Cantius frugivorus, Cantius nunienus, Cantius ralstoni, Cantius savagei, Cantius simonsi, Cantius torresi, Cantius trigonodus

Type specimen: UM 67113, a maxilla (left maxilla with M1-3). Its type locality is SC-133, which is in a Wasatchian wet floodplain wackestone/carbonate in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 3.50 x 4.70, M1 4.00 x 5.40, M2 3.80 x 6.80, p4 3.20 x 2.60, m1 4.03 x 3.39, m2 4.40 x 3.90