Lemmiscus Thomas 1912 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Parent taxon: Cricetidae according to Goldman 1941

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

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, Leidymys, 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: Lemmiscus curtatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (24: Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Utah)

Total: 27 collections including 28 occurrences

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