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Cantius simonsi Gunnell 2002 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44900

Full reference: G. F. Gunnell. 2002. Notharctine primates (Adapiformes) from the early to middle Eocene (Wasatchian-Bridgerian) of Wyoming: transitional species and the origins of Notharctus and Smilodectes. Journal of Human Evolution 43(3):353-380

Belongs to Cantius according to Gunnell 2002

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

Type specimen: UM 91592, a mandible (right dentary with p4-m2). Its type locality is MP-78, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Willwod Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 6.20 x 5.50