Copemys Wood 1936 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Synonyms: Miochomys Hoffmeister 1959, Tregomys Wilson 1968

Full reference: A. E. Wood. 1936. The cricetid rodents described by Leidy and Cope from the Tertiary of North America. American Museum Novitates 822

Parent taxon: Cricetidae according to R. L. Wilson 1968

See also Baskin 1978, Lindsay 1972, McKenna and Bell 1997, Sutton and Korth 1995, Voorhies 1990 and Wood 1936

Sister taxa: Abelmoschomys, Aktaumys, Allocricetus, Allospalax, Alticola, Anatolomys, Andinomys, Antecalomys, Aralocricetodon, Aratomys, Argyromys, Arvicolinae, Baiomys, Baranomys, Basirepomys, Blancomys, Chardinomys, Cimarronomys, Cricetinae, Cricetodontinae, Cricetopinae, Dankomys, Democricetodontinae, Desmodillus, Dolomys, Ellobius, Eocricetodon, Eoeumys, Eolagurus, Eucricetodontinae, Eumyarioninae, Eumys, Galushamys, Geringia, Germanomys, Gnomomys, Goniodontomys, Guildayomys, Hesperomyini, Hibbardomys, Hodomys, Ischymomys, Isthmomys, Jacobsomys, Kanisamys, Kislangia, Lagurodon, Lartetomys, Laugaritiomys, Leakeymys, Leidymys, Lemmiscus, Leukaristomys, Loupomys, Melissiodontinae, Microcricetus, Microtinae, Microtocricetus, Microtodon, Microtoscoptes, Mictomys, Myocricetodon, Nannocricetus, Nelsonia, Neotominae, Neotomini, Ogmodontomys, Palasiomys, Pappocricetodontinae, Paracricetodontinae, Paracricetulus, Paramicrotoscoptes, Paratarsomys, Paronychomys, Plesiocricetodon, Plioctomys, Pliomys, Pliotomodon, Poamys, Podomys, Primus, Promimomys, Propliomys, Prosomys, Prospalax, Protatera, Prototomys, Pseudocricetodontinae, Pseudocricetops, Pseudomyscus, Pterospalax, Raricricetodontinae, Repomys, Rhinocricetus, Rhizospalax, Scottimus, Sigmodontinae, Sinocricetus, Stachomys, Trilophomys, Tylomyinae, Tyrrhenicola, Ungaromys, Vallaris, Willeumys, Wilsoneumys, Yatkolamys, Zhungaromys, Zramys, Zygodontomys

Subtaxa: Copemys barstowensis Copemys esmeraldensis Copemys lindsayi Copemys longidens Copemys loxodon Copemys mariae Copemys pagei Copemys pisinnus Copemys russelli Copemys shotwelli Copemys tenuis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (3: Arizona, California collections)

• Pliocene of Poland (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Hemphillian of United States (8: Arizona, California, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon)

• Miocene of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Pakistan (1), United States (98: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 114 collections including 149 occurrences

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