Cratogeomys bensoni Gidley 1922 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Alternative combination: Pappogeomys bensoni

Full reference: J. W. Gidley. 1922. Preliminary report on fossil vertebrates of the San Pedro Valley, Arizona, with descriptions of new species of Rodentia and Lagomorpha. Shorter contributions to general geology, 1922 131:119-131

Belongs to Cratogeomys according to J. W. Gidley 1922

See also Kurten and Anderson 1980, Monterrubio et al. 2000 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Cratogeomys castanops, Cratogeomys fumosus, Cratogeomys gymnurus, Cratogeomys merriami, Cratogeomys neglectus, Cratogeomys sansimonensis, Cratogeomys tylorhinus, Cratogeomys zinseri

Type specimen: USNM 10495, a mandible (A portion of a left lower j,aw carrying all teeth (incisors broken))

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (3: Arizona collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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