Pleurolicus Cope 1878 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Synonym: Grangerimus Wood 1936

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: Geomyidae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

See also Cope 1878, Cope 1879, Gawne 1975, Hay 1902, Korth 1996, Rensberger 1973, Wahlert and Souza 1988 and Wood 1936

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

Subtaxa: Pleurolicus dakotensis Pleurolicus exiguus Pleurolicus hemingfordensis Pleurolicus sellardsi Pleurolicus sulcifrons

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Type: Pleurolicus sulcifrons

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (4: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (3: Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas)

• Arikareean of United States (4: Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (4: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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