Megalagus turgidus Cope 1873

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combination: Palaeolagus turgidus

Synonyms: Palaeolagus triplex Cope 1873, Tricium paniense Cope 1873

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Third Notice Of Extinct Vertebrata From The Tertiary of the Plains. Paleontological Bulletin 16:1-8

Belongs to Megalagus according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Burke 1934, Cope 1873, Cope 1875, Cope 1891, Galbreath 1953, Green 1942, Hay 1902, Lambe 1908, Matthew 1902, Matthew 1903 and Wood 1940

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


• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (32: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), United States (3: South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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