Pickford (2012) inadvertently figured - with an incorrect catalogue number - an unpublished male upper canine of a hominoid primate from the Vallès-Penedès Basin (without specifying its locality of provenance), and attributed it to the Late Miocene fossil great ape Hispanopithecus laietanus. In fact, this canine comes from the Middle Miocene local stratigraphic series of Abocador de Can Mata (ACM), and shows greater similarities with Middle Miocene hominoids than with Hispanopithecus. Here we report the correct catalogue number of this specimen (IPS41714) and provide details on its locality of provenance (ACM/C4-Ap) as well as estimated age (11.9 Ma). On morphologic grounds, we further justify the attribution of this specimen to Dryopithecus fontani, previously recorded by craniodental remains at another ACM locality with the same age, and also correct several other minor errors.
- Abocador de Can Mata