Paramys compressidens Peterson 1919 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Ischyromyidae

Alternative combination: Ischyrotomus compressidens

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1919. Report Upon the Material Discovered in the Upper Eocene of the Uinta Basin by Earl Douglas in the Years 1908-1909, and by O. A. Peterson in 1912. Annals of Carnegie Museum 12(2):40-168

Belongs to Paramys according to W. W. Korth 1985

See also Alroy 2002, Gidley 1919, Peterson 1919, Wilson 1940 and Wood 1962

Sister taxa: Paramys adamus, Paramys copei, Paramys delicatior, Paramys delicatus, Paramys dispar, Paramys excavatus, Paramys hunti, Paramys leptodus, Paramys nini, Paramys obailensis, Paramys pourcyensis, Paramys pycnus, Paramys savagei, Paramys simpsoni, Paramys taurus, Paramys undans

Type specimen: C. M. No. 2920, a mandible (lower jaw with cheek-teeth). Its type locality is Myton Pocket, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (5: California, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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