Cynomys niobrarius Hay 1921 (prairie dog)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Synonyms: Cynomys churcherii Burns and McGillivray 1989, Cynomys spispiza Green 1960

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1921. Descriptions of species of Pleistocene Vertebrata, types or specimens of most of which are preserved in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59:599-642

Belongs to Cynomys according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Burns 1996, Goodwin 1995, Green 1960, Hay 1921 and Mead et al. 1996

Sister taxa: Cynomys gunnisoni, Cynomys hibbardi, Cynomys leucurus, Cynomys ludovicianus, Cynomys mexicanus, Cynomys parvidens, Cynomys sappaensis, Cynomys spenceri, Cynomys vetus

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (15: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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