Thomomys Wied-Neuwied 1839 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Parent taxon: Geomyidae according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Alroy 2002, Hibbard 1955, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Schultz and Howard 1935

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

Subtaxa: Thomomys bottae Thomomys carsonensis Thomomys gidleyi Thomomys microdon Thomomys monticola Thomomys orientalis Thomomys potomacensis Thomomys talpoides Thomomys townsendii Thomomys umbrinus

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Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (3), United States (158: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (28: California, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (3: California, Nebraska)

• Miocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 199 collections including 210 occurrences

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