Megalagus brachyodon Matthew 1903 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combination: Palaeolagus brachyodon

Synonyms: Desmatolagus dicei Burke 1936, Montanolagus dicei Burke 1936

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1903. The fauna of the Titanotherium Beds at Pipestone Springs, Montana. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 19(6):197-226

Belongs to Megalagus according to C. E. Gawne 1978

See also Burke 1936, Dawson 1958, Green 1942, Matthew 1903 and Wood 1940

Sister taxa: Megalagus abaconis, Megalagus dawsoni, Megalagus primitivus, Megalagus turgidus

Type specimens:

  • Megalagus brachyodon: Its type locality is Pipestone Springs, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial claystone in the Renova Formation of Montana
  • Desmatolagus dicei:

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (20: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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