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Status of Simidectes (Insectivora, Pantolestoidea) of the late Eocene of North America. American Museum novitates ; no. 2455

Show simple item record Coombs, Margery Chalifoux. en_US 2005-10-06T16:33:23Z 2005-10-06T16:33:23Z 1971 en_US
dc.description 41 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-41). en_US
dc.description.abstract Simidectes, the correct generic name for Pleurocyon of Peterson (1919) and Stock (1933), is considered (primarily from lack of evidence to the contrary) to consist of three species: S. magnus, S. medius, and S. merriami. No subgeneric distinctions are maintained. These species are known largely from upper and lower teeth, limited cranial material, and some postcranial material. These mammals were probably browsing omnivores whose teeth did more grinding than shearing. Affinities with numerous early mammal groups are dismissed, and though present evidence is slight, Simidectes is placed with the pantolestids, apheliscids, and ptolemaiids in the superfamily Pantolestoidea, to which its probability of affimity is greatest. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2455 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2455, 1971 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Simidectes magnus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Simidectes medius. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Simidectes merriami. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insectivora, Fossil -- Utah. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insectivora, Fossil -- California en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Utah. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- California en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- Utah. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- California. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Utah. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- California. en_US
dc.title Status of Simidectes (Insectivora, Pantolestoidea) of the late Eocene of North America. American Museum novitates ; no. 2455 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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