Cratogeomys Merriam 1895 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Synonym: Platygeomys Merriam 1895

Parent taxon: Geomyidae according to T. Monterrubio et al. 2000

See also Czaplewski et al. 1999, Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McKenna and Bell 1997, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

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

Subtaxa: Cratogeomys bensoni Cratogeomys castanops Cratogeomys fumosus Cratogeomys gymnurus Cratogeomys merriami Cratogeomys neglectus Cratogeomys sansimonensis Cratogeomys tylorhinus Cratogeomys zinseri

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Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (4 collections), United States (4: New Mexico, Texas)

• Blancan of United States (14: Arizona, Texas)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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