Palaeolagus Leidy 1856 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Synonyms: Protolagus Walker 1931, Tricium Cope 1873

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notice of remains of extinct Mammalia, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:88-90

Parent taxon: Palaeolaginae according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1891, Green 1942, Johnson 1966, Lambe 1908, Matthew 1902, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wood 1940

Sister taxa: Litolagus, Megalagus, Mytonolagus

Subtaxa: Palaeolagus burkei Palaeolagus haydeni Palaeolagus hemirhizis Palaeolagus hypsodus Palaeolagus intermedius Palaeolagus philoi Palaeolagus primus Palaeolagus temnodon Tricium agapetilla Tricium annae

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Type: Palaeolagus haydeni

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Arikareean of United States (17: California, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (118: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (40: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 185 collections including 233 occurrences

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