Protoptychus Scott 1895 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Parent taxon: Geomyidae according to O. P. Hay 1902

See also Alroy 2002 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Cratogeomys, Entoptychinae, Geomyinae, Geomys, Microdipodops, Mojavemys, Nerterogeomys, Orthogeomys, Pappogeomys, Phelosaccomys, Pleurolicus, Pliogeomys, Pliosaccomys, Progeomys, Reynoldsomys, Tenudomys, Thomomys, Zygogeomys

Subtaxa: Protoptychus hatcheri

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Type: Protoptychus hatcheri

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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