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Microsyops knightensis Gazin 1952 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48552

Alternative combination: Cynodontomys knightensis

Full reference: C. L. Gazin. 1952. The Lower Eocene Knight Formation Of Western Wyoming and Its Mammalian Faunas. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 117(18):1-82

Belongs to Microsyops according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 3.38 x 4.00, M1 3.45 x 4.18, M2 3.75 x 4.58, p4 3.39 x 2.47, m1 3.55 x 2.71, m2 3.75 x 3.02