Lophallomys atavus Schmidt-Kittler and Vianey-Liaud 1979 (mountain beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Aplodontidae

Alternative combination: Plesispermophilus atavus

Full reference: N. Schmidt-Kittler and M. Vianey-Liaud. 1979. Evolution des Aplodontidae Oligocènes Européens. Palaeovertebrata 9(2):33-82

Belongs to Lophallomys according to M. Vianey-Liaud and B. Schmid 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BSP MÖ 20 1975-XXII-13, a set of teeth. Its type locality is Möhren 20, which is in a MP 21 fissure fill horizon in Germany.

Ecology: fossorial herbivore


• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1 collection), France (3), Germany (6)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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