Desmatolagus vetustus Burke 1941 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combination: Procaprolagus vetustus

Full reference: J. J. Burke. 1941. New fossil Leporidae from Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 1117:1-23

Belongs to Desmatolagus according to J. Meng et al. 2005

See also Meng and Hu 2004 and Sych 1975

Sister taxa: Desmatolagus ardynense, Desmatolagus chinensis, Desmatolagus gazini, Desmatolagus gobiensis, Desmatolagus orlovi, Desmatolagus periaralicus, Desmatolagus pusillus, Desmatolagus robustus, Desmatolagus schizopetrus, Desmatolagus simplex, Desmatolagus veletus, Desmatolagus vusillus, Desmatolagus youngi

Type specimen: AMNH 26089, a mandible. Its type locality is Jhama Obo, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Ulan Gocho Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Oligocene of China (1 collection), Mongolia (4)

• Eocene of China (5)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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