Eumys elegans Leidy 1856 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Synonyms: Coloradoeumys galbreathi Martin 1980, Cricetodon nebraskensis Wood 1937, Eumys obliquidens Wood 1937, Eumys pristinus Russell 1972

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

Belongs to Eumys according to J. Leidy 1856

See also Hay 1902, Korth 2011, Leidy 1857, Martin 1980, Russell 1972, Setoguchi 1978, Storer 1994, Storer 1995, Storer 1996 and Wood 1937

Sister taxa: Eumys brachyodus, Eumys cricetodontoides, Eumys eliensis, Eumys euryodus, Eumys parvidens

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Arikareean of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Oligocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), United States (22: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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