Family Dipodidae Waterhouse 1842 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Dipodidae

Parent taxon: Dipodoidea according to C. Montgelard et al. 2002

See also Carroll 1988, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Nowak 1991, Nowak 1999 and Wood 1958

Sister taxa: Elymys, Simimyidae

Subtaxa: Alactaga Allactaga Allosminthus Bohlinosminthus Brachyscirtetes Heosminthus Jaculus Litodonomys Lophocricetinae Lophocricetus Onjosminthus Paralactaga Parasminthus Proalactaga Protalactaga Pygeretmus Salpingotus Sinosminthus Sinozapus Sminthoides

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ethiopia (3 collections), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (1), Mongolia (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Tanzania (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• Pliocene of China (10), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of China (13), Kazakhstan (2), Libya (1), Mongolia (14), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of China (1), Mongolia (3)

• Oligocene of China (20), the Czech Republic (1), Kazakhstan (2), Mongolia (60), Pakistan (1), Serbia and Montenegro (4), Turkey (4)

• Eocene of China (5)

Total: 162 collections including 348 occurrences

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