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Cantius ralstoni Matthew 1915 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44899

Alternative combination: Pelycodus ralstoni

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1915. A revision of the Lower Eocene Wasatch and Wind River faunas. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 34

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 mckennai, Cantius nunienus, Cantius savagei, Cantius simonsi, Cantius torresi, Cantius trigonodus

Type specimen: AM 16089, a maxilla (right maxilla with P4-M3). Its type locality is SC-40, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 3.38 x 4.45, M1 3.60 x 5.23, M2 3.64 x 5.93, p4 3.14 x 2.46, m1 3.67 x 3.14, m2 3.71 x 3.44