Alternative combination: Mimomys primus
Full reference: R. W. Wilson. 1932. Cosomys, a new genus of vole from the Pliocene of California. Journal of Mammalogy 13(2):150-154
Sister taxa: Mimomys dakotaensis, Mimomys davakosi, Mimomys occitanus, Mimomys panacaensis, Mimomys pliocaenicus, Mimomys virginianus, Cseria parkeri, Ophiomys parvus, Ophiomys mcknighti, Ophiomys fricki, Ophiomys magilli, Ophiomys taylori
Type specimen: CIT 500, a partial skull (badly crushed skull with basicranial region and bullae missing, but with complete denti- tion. Left and right fragmentary rami; dentition complete in right ramu). Its type locality is Coso Mountains (CIT 131), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in California.
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore
• Pliocene of United States (9: Idaho)
Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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