Perognathus Maximillian 1839 (pocket mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Heteromyidae

Parent taxon: Heteromyidae according to W. W. Korth 1987

See also Alroy 2002, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and McKenna and Bell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Perognathus ancenensis Perognathus brevidens Perognathus carpenteri Perognathus coquorum Perognathus dunklei Perognathus flavescens Perognathus flavus Perognathus furlongi Perognathus gidleyi Perognathus henryredfieldi Perognathus huastecensis Perognathus inornatus Perognathus longimembris Perognathus maldei Perognathus mclaughlini Perognathus merriami Perognathus minutus Perognathus parvus Perognathus pearlettensis Perognathus rexroadensis Perognathus saskatchewanensis Perognathus stevei Perognathus strigipredus Perognathus trojectioansrum

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Ecology: ground dwelling granivore-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), United States (11: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Blancan of United States (22: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Texas)

• Hemphillian of United States (9: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon)

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (57: California, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 102 collections including 138 occurrences

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