Alphagaulus pristinus Douglass 1903 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Mylagaulidae

Alternative combinations: Mesogaulus pristinus, Mylagaulus pristinus

Synonyms: Mesogaulus proximus Douglass 1903, Mylagaulus proximus Douglass 1903

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1903. New vertebrates from the Montana Tertiary. Annals of Carnegie Museum 2(5):145-199

Belongs to Alphagaulus according to J. J. M. Calede and S. S. B. Hopkins 2012

See also Cook and Gregory 1941, Douglass 1903, Korth 2000 and Tabrum and Nichols 2001

Sister taxa: Alphagaulus douglassi, Alphagaulus tedfordi, Alphagaulus vetus

Type specimens:

  • Alphagaulus pristinus: CM 742, a mandible (single left dentary with newly erupted p4, m2–3)
  • Mylagaulus proximus:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Miocene of United States (5: Idaho, Montana, Nevada collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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