Sciuravus nitidus Marsh 1871 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuravidae

Alternative combination: Paramys nitidus

Synonym: Colonomys celer Marsh 1872

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1871. Notice of some new fossil mammals and birds from the Tertiary formation of the West. American Journal of Science 2(8):120-127

Belongs to Sciuravus according to O. C. Marsh 1871

See also Marsh 1872, Matthew 1910, Troxell 1923 and Wilson 1938

Sister taxa: Sciuravus altidens, Sciuravus bridgeri, Sciuravus eucristadens, Sciuravus inclinatus, Sciuravus metalinguas, Sciuravus nexus, Sciuravus popi, Sciuravus powayensis, Sciuravus rarus, Sciuravus wilsoni

Type specimens:

  • Sciuravus nitidus: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Colonomys celer:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (69: Wyoming collections)

Total: 69 collections each including a single occurrence

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