Sigmodon curtisi Gidley 1922 (cotton rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Full reference: J. W. Gidley. 1922. Preliminary report on fossil vertebrates of the San Pedro Valley, Arizona, with descriptions of new species of Rodentia and Lagomorpha. Shorter contributions to general geology, 1922 131:119-131

Belongs to Sigmodon according to J. W. Gidley 1922

See also Kurten and Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Sigmodon alstoni, Sigmodon bakeri, Sigmodon chonensis, Sigmodon hispidus, Sigmodon hudspethensis, Sigmodon libitinus, Sigmodon lindsayi, Sigmodon minor, Sigmodon ochrognathus

Type specimen: USNM 10510, a mandible

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Quaternary of United States (8: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Texas collections)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (4: Arizona, Colorado)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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