Pliosaccomys Wilson 1936 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Full reference: R. W. Wilson. 1936. A Pliocene Rodent Fauna from Smiths Valley, Nevada. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 473(2):15-34

Parent taxon: Geomyidae according to R. W. Wilson 1936

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Pliosaccomys dubius Pliosaccomys higginsensis

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Type: Pliosaccomys dubius

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: Idaho collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas)

• Miocene of United States (3: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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