Desmatolagus Matthew and Granger 1923 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Synonyms: Agispelagus Argyropulo 1939, Procaprolagus Gureev 1960

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1923. Nine new rodents from the Oligocene of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 102:1-10

Parent taxon: Leporidae according to J. Meng et al. 2005

See also Alroy 2002, Bendukidze et al. 2009, Burke 1941, Dawson 1958, Lopatin 1998, Matthew and Granger 1923, McKenna and Bell 1997, Meng and Hu 2004, Sych 1975, Wang and Qiu 2004 and Wang and Wang 1991

Sister taxa: Archaeolaginae, Aztlanolagus, Caviina, Chadrolagus, Dasyporcina, Desmatolaginae, Dituberolagus, Gobiolagus, Hydrocharina, Hypsimylus, Lagomina, Lagotherium, Lepoides, Leporina, Leporinae, Lushilagus, Mytonolaginae, Nekrolagus, Nuralagus, Ordolagus, Palaeolaginae, Paranotolagus, Pewelagus, Pliopentalagus, Pronotolagus, Sardolagus, Shamolagus, Tachylagus, Trischizolagus, Veterilepus, Zaissanolagus

Subtaxa: Desmatolagus ardynense Desmatolagus chinensis Desmatolagus gazini Desmatolagus gobiensis Desmatolagus orlovi Desmatolagus periaralicus Desmatolagus pusillus Desmatolagus robustus Desmatolagus schizopetrus Desmatolagus simplex Desmatolagus veletus Desmatolagus vetustus Desmatolagus vusillus Desmatolagus youngi

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Type: Desmatolagus gobiensis

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Mongolia (4), United States (4: Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (4: Montana, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of China (14), France (1), Kazakhstan (9), Mongolia (54), United States (2: Nebraska)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), China (5), Mongolia (1)

Total: 100 collections including 167 occurrences

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