Mesocricetus Nehring 1898 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Parent taxon: Cricetinae according to S. J. Steppan et al. 2004

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Apocricetus, Collimys, Cricetini, Cricetinus, Cricetulodon, Cricetulus, Democricetodon, Karydomys, Leidymini, Megacricetodon, Neacomys, Neocricetodon, Onychomys, Peromyscini, Peromyscus, Phodopus, Rotundomys, Symmetrodontomys

Subtaxa: Mesocricetus primitivus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Turkey (2)

• Pliocene of Turkey (1)

• MN 13 of Greece (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Greece (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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