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Branisella boliviana Hoffstetter 1969 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Cebidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 165990

Synonym: Szalatavus attricuspis Rosenberger et al. 1991 (taxon 165992)

Full reference: R. Hoffstetter. 1969. Un primate de l'Oligocene inferieur sud-americain: Branisella boliviana gen. et sp. nov. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences D, Sciences Naturelles 269(4):434-437

Belongs to Branisella according to Hoffstetter 1969

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Branisella boliviana: MNHN no type specimen number designated, a maxilla (P4/-M2/, with roots of P2-3/). Its type locality is Salla, which is in a Deseadan terrestrial horizon in the Salla Formation of Bolivia.
  • Szalatavus attricuspis: UF 27887, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment with portion of P4 root, moderately worn M1-3, part of the lateral orbital floor and face). Its type locality is Salla, which is in a Deseadan terrestrial horizon in the Salla Formation of Bolivia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore