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Pseudotetonius ambiguus Matthew 1915 (primate)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Omomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51217

Alternative combination: Tetonius ambiguus

Synonym: Mckennamorphus despairensis Szalay 1976 (taxon 47953)

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1915. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 34

Belongs to Pseudotetonius according to T. M. Bown and K. D. Rose 1987

Sister taxa: Tetonius homunculus, Tetonius matthewi, Tetonius mckennai, Paratetonius steini

Type specimens:

  • Pseudotetonius ambiguus: AMNH 15072, a mandible (left dentary with p3-m2, roots of i1 and c, and alveolus for i2)
  • Mckennamorphus despairensis:

Ecology: arboreal insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 1.98 x 3.04, M1 2.12 x 3.26, M2 1.92 x 3.48, p4 2.08 x 2.02, m1 2.18 x 2.03, m2 2.09 x 2.05