Orthogeomys Merriam 1895 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Synonym: Heterogeomys Merriam 1895

Parent taxon: Geomyidae according to D. R. Ruez 2001

See also Alroy 2002, Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

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

Subtaxa: Orthogeomys grandis Orthogeomys hispidus Orthogeomys onerosus Orthogeomys propinetis

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Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Florida collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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