Thomomys potomacensis Gidley and Gazin 1933 (pocket gopher)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Alternative combination: Plesiothomomys potomacensis

Full reference: J. W. Gidley and C. L. Gazin. 1933. New Mammalia in the Pleistocene fauna from Cumberland Cave. Journal of Mammology 14(4):343-357

Belongs to Thomomys according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Gidley and Gazin 1933

Sister taxa: Thomomys bottae, Thomomys carsonensis, Thomomys gidleyi, Thomomys microdon, Thomomys monticola, Thomomys orientalis, Thomomys talpoides, Thomomys townsendii, Thomomys umbrinus

Type specimen: USNM 8166, a mandible. Its type locality is Cumberland Cave, which is in an Irvingtonian cave horizon in Maryland.

Ecology: fossorial browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia collections)

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

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