“Z” is for Zanycteris
This is it! The last Paleocene mammal of the month. One that starts with the letter “Z.” Zanycteris is a member of the Family Picrodontidae, which is in turn a member of the group of mammals called the plesiadapids, which are closely related to the Order Primates.
The Picrodontidae are a favorite of mine. They were small plesiadapids with long, tiny, narrow teeth. They were easy to spot. There were four specimens of Picrodus in The Breaks, including some partial upper and lower jaws. Something about them just stayed in my head.
I should have taken pictures…
Part of the Blogging from A to Z challenge