Copemys loxodon Cope 1874 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative combinations: Eumys loxodon, Hesperomys loxodon, Peromyscus loxodon

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1874. Notes on the Santa Fé Marls, and Some of the Contained Vertebrate Fossils. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 26(2):147-152

Belongs to Copemys according to E. H. Lindsay 1972

See also Clark et al. 1964, Cope 1874, Dalquest et al. 1996, Hay 1902 and Wood 1936

Sister taxa: Copemys barstowensis, Copemys esmeraldensis, Copemys lindsayi, Copemys longidens, Copemys mariae, Copemys pagei, Copemys pisinnus, Copemys russelli, Copemys shotwelli, Copemys tenuis

Type specimen: U.S.N.M. No. 1204, a mandible (mand. dext. with m1-m2).

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Nevada, New Mexico collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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