Palaeolagus Leidy 1856 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Synonyms: Protolagus Walker 1931, Tricium Cope 1873

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notice of remains of extinct Mammalia, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:88-90

Parent taxon: Palaeolaginae according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1891, Green 1942, Hay 1902, Johnson 1966, Lambe 1908, Matthew 1902, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wood 1940

Sister taxa: Litolagus, Megalagus, Mytonolagus

Subtaxa: Palaeolagus burkei Palaeolagus haydeni Palaeolagus hemirhizis Palaeolagus hypsodus Palaeolagus intermedius Palaeolagus philoi Palaeolagus primus Palaeolagus temnodon Tricium agapetilla Tricium annae

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Type: Palaeolagus haydeni

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Harrisonian of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Arikareean of United States (17: California, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (118: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (41: Colorado, Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 186 collections including 234 occurrences

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