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Picrodus lepidus Scott and Fox 2005 (primate)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Picrodontidae

Full reference: C. S. Scott and R. C. Fox. 2005. Windows on the evolution of Picrodus (Plesiadapiformes: Primates): morphology and relationships of a species complex from the Paleocene of Alberta. Journal of Paleontology 79(4):635-657

Belongs to Picrodus according to C. S. Scott and R. C. Fox 2005

Sister taxa: Picrodus calgariensis, Picrodus canpacius, Picrodus silberlingi

Type specimen: UALVP 40650, a maxilla (incomplete left maxilla with P4, M1-2). Its type locality is Saxonella Locality, which is in a Ti3 lacustrine siltstone/shale in the Paskapoo Formation of Canada.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 1.35 x 0.90, M1 2.27 x 2.47, M2 1.35 x 1.50, p4 0.900 x 0.600, m1 2.20 x 0.95, m2 1.57 x 0.90, m3 1.40 x 0.90