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Microsyops annectens Marsh 1872 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48548

Alternative combination: Bathrodon annectens

Synonym: Microsyops schlosseri Wortman 1903 (taxon 48556)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part II. American Journal of Science 4(21):202-224

Belongs to Microsyops according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

Sister taxa: Microsyops angustidens, Microsyops cardiorestes, Microsyops elegans, Microsyops knightensis, Microsyops kratos, Microsyops latidens, Microsyops scottianus, Microsyops vicarius

Type specimens:

  • Microsyops annectens: YPM 11791, a mandible (mandibular fragment with M3)
  • Microsyops schlosseri:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 5.17 x 4.69, M2 5.62 x 4.95, M3 5.02 x 4.75, m1 4.66 x 3.43, m2 4.89 x 3.69, m3 5.41 x 3.34