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Smilodectes Wortman 1903 (primate)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Notharctidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40770

Synonym: Aphanolemur Granger and Gregory 1917 (taxon 44155)

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1903. Studies of Eocene Mammalia in the Marsh Collection, Peabody Museum. Part II. Primates. Suborder Cheiromyoidea. The American Journal of Science, series 4 16:345-368

Parent taxon: Notharctinae according to P. D. Gingerich 1979

Sister taxa: Asiadapinae, Cantius, Cercamoniinae, Notharctinae, Notharctus, Pondaunginae, Rouzilemur

Subtaxa: Smilodectes gracilis, Smilodectes mcgrewi, Smilodectes sororis

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Type: Hyopsodus gracilis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore