Entoptychus Cope 1878 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Synonym: Palustrimus Wood 1935

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: Entoptychinae according to W. W. Korth 1996

See also Cope 1878, Cope 1879, Gawne 1975, Hay 1902, McKenna and Bell 1997, Nichols 1976, Rensberger 1971 and Wood 1935

Sister taxa: Gregorymys, Ziamys

Subtaxa: Entoptychus basilaris Entoptychus cavifrons Entoptychus crassiramis Entoptychus fieldsi Entoptychus germannorum Entoptychus grandiplanus Entoptychus individens Entoptychus lambdoideus Entoptychus leptophrys Entoptychus minor Entoptychus montanensis Entoptychus planifrons Entoptychus productidens Entoptychus rostratus Entoptychus sheppardi Entoptychus sperryi Entoptychus transitorius Entoptychus wheelerensis Palustrimus lewisi

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Type: Entoptychus cavifrons

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (9: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Arikareean of United States (11: Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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