Megasminthus Klingener 1966 (jumping mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Zapodidae

Full reference: D. Klingener. 1966. Dipodoid rodents from the Valentine Formation of Nebraska. Occasional Papers of the Musuem of Zoology, University of Michigan 644:1-9

Parent taxon: Zapodidae according to D. Klingener 1966

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Aksyiromys, Banyuesminthus, Eozapus, Gobiosminthus, Javazapus, Macrognathomys, Miosicista, Napaeozapus, Pliozapus, Primisminthus, Schaubeumys, Shamosminthus, Sicista, Sicistinae, Simiacritomys, Sminthozapus, Tyrannomys, Zapus

Subtaxa: Megasminthus gladiofex Megasminthus tiheni

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (24: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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