Subfamily Perognathinae Coues 1875 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Heteromyidae

Parent taxon: Heteromyidae according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Balantiomys, Chaetodipus, Cupidinimus, Dikkomys, Dipodomyinae, Eodipodomys, Harrymyinae, Harrymys, Heteromyinae, Lignimus, Liomys, Mioheteromys, Mookomys, Oregonomys, Peridiomys, Perodipus, Perognathus, Prodipodomys, Proheteromys, Schizodontomys, Stratimus, Trogomys

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling granivore-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (41: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Utah collections)

• Blancan of United States (45: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Texas, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Arizona, California, Oregon)

• Miocene of United States (14: California, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Idaho)

Total: 106 collections each including a single occurrence

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