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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. A revision of the Lower Eocene Wasatch and Wind River faunas. 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