Pleurolicus sulcifrons Cope 1878 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Synonyms: Grangerimus oregonensis Wood 1936, Pleurolicus copei Wood 1936, Pleurolicus diplophysus Cope 1881

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Belongs to Pleurolicus according to W. W. Korth 1996

See also Cope 1878, Gawne 1975, Hay 1902, Rensberger 1973, Wahlert and Souza 1988 and Wood 1936

Sister taxa: Pleurolicus dakotensis, Pleurolicus exiguus, Pleurolicus hemingfordensis, Pleurolicus sellardsi

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: New Mexico collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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