Mookomys Wood 1931 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Heteromyidae

Full reference: A. E. Wood. 1931. Phylogeny of the heteromyid rodents. American Museum Novitates 501

Parent taxon: Heteromyidae according to A. E. Wood 1931

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Balantiomys, Chaetodipus, Cupidinimus, Dikkomys, Dipodomyinae, Eodipodomys, Harrymyinae, Harrymys, Heteromyinae, Lignimus, Liomys, Mioheteromys, Oregonomys, Peridiomys, Perodipus, Perognathinae, Perognathus, Prodipodomys, Proheteromys, Schizodontomys, Stratimus, Trogomys

Subtaxa: Mookomys altifluminis Mookomys formicarum Mookomys subtilis Mookomys thrinax

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Type: Mookomys altifluminis

Ecology: ground dwelling granivore-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (13: California, Montana, Nebraska collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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