Pseudotomus hians Cope 1872 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Ischyromyidae

Alternative combinations: Paramys hians, Plesiarctomys hians

Synonyms: Ischyrotomus superbus Osborn et al. 1878, Paramys superbus Osborn et al. 1878, Pseudotomus superbus Osborn et al. 1878

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. Second account of new Vertebrata from the Bridger Eocene. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (separate) 1-3

Belongs to Pseudotomus according to R. H. Dunn and D. T. Rasmussen 2007

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1872, Gazin 1976, Hay 1902, Korth 1985, Osborn et al. 1878, Wilson 1940 and Wood 1962

Sister taxa: Pseudotomus californicus, Pseudotomus eugenei, Pseudotomus horribilis, Pseudotomus johanniculi, Pseudotomus littoralis, Pseudotomus petersoni, Pseudotomus robustus, Pseudotomus timmys

Type specimens:

  • Pseudotomus hians: AMNH 5025, a skull. Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek (Lower Bridger), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Paramys superbus:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Cottonwood Creek (Lower Bridger)

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