Cynomys Rafinesque 1817 (prairie dog)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Synonym: Monax Warden 1819

Parent taxon: Marmotini according to J. M. Mercer and V. L. Roth 2003

See also Alroy 2002, Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxa: Ammospermophilus, Eutamias, Marmota, Neotamias, Spermophilus, Tamias, Spermophilinus

Subtaxa: Cynomys gunnisoni Cynomys hibbardi Cynomys leucurus Cynomys ludovicianus Cynomys mexicanus Cynomys niobrarius Cynomys parvidens Cynomys sappaensis Cynomys spenceri Cynomys vetus

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Type: Cynomys socialis

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore


• Quaternary of Canada (6: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (1), United States (66: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas)

• Blancan of United States (3: Kansas)

• Miocene of United States (1: Montana)

Total: 77 collections including 85 occurrences

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