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Microsyops latidens Cope 1882 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Microsyopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48554

Alternative combination: Cynodontomys latidens

Synonyms: Notharctus cingulatus Loomis 1906 (no. 49187), Notharctus palmidens Loomis 1906 (no. 49196)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1882. Contributions to the history of the Vertebrata of the lower Eocene of Wyoming and New Mexico, made during 1881. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 20(111):139-197

Belongs to Microsyops according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

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

Type specimens:

  • Microsyops latidens: AMNH No4195, a mandible (fragmentary lower jaw with left P4 and right M1-2).
  • Notharctus cingulatus:
  • Notharctus palmidens:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 3.41 x 3.87, M2 3.57 x 4.13, M3 3.40 x 3.64, m1 3.34 x 2.41, m2 3.55 x 2.64, m3 3.99 x 2.40