Leidymys Wood 1936 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Synonym: Cotimus Black 1961

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 W. W. Korth 2014

See also Alker 1969, Black 1961, Clark et al. 1964, Engesser 1979, Martin 1980, McKenna and Bell 1997, Nichols 1976 and Wood 1936

Sister taxa: Abelmoschomys, Aktaumys, Allocricetus, Allospalax, Alticola, Anatolomys, Andinomys, Antecalomys, Aralocricetodon, Aratomys, Argyromys, Arvicolinae, Baiomys, Baranomys, Basirepomys, Blancomys, Chardinomys, Cimarronomys, Copemys, 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, 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: Leidymys alicae Leidymys azybaevi Leidymys blacki Leidymys cerasus Leidymys juxtaparvulus Leidymys korthi Leidymys lockingtonianus Leidymys nematodon

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (8: California, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (6: California, Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (27: California, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (15: Florida, Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 58 collections including 60 occurrences

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