Hesperolagomys Clark et al. 1964 (pika)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae

Full reference: J. B. Clark, M. R. Dawson, and A. E. Wood. 1964. Fossil mammals from the lower Pliocene of Fish Lake Valley, Nevada. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 131(2)

Parent taxon: Ochotonidae according to J. B. Clark et al. 1964

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Amphilagus, Bellatona, Bohlinotona, Cuyamalagus, Gripholagomys, Ochotoninae, Oklahomalagus, Piezodus, Praotherium palatinum, Prolagus, Russellagus, Sinolagomyinae, Titanomys

Subtaxa: Hesperolagomys fluviatilis Hesperolagomys galbreathi

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Type: Hesperolagomys galbreathi

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (18: California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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