Meniscomys Cope 1878 (mountain beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Aplodontidae

Synonym: Protogaulus Riggs 1899

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Parent taxon: Meniscomyinae according to B. Wang 1987

See also Hay 1902, McGrew 1941, McKenna and Bell 1997, Rensberger 1983 and Stock 1935

Sister taxon: Promeniscomys

Subtaxa: Meniscomys editus Meniscomys hippodus Meniscomys uhtoffi

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Ecology: fossorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (5: California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon collections)

• Oligocene of United States (3: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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