Palaeolagus haydeni Leidy 1856 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Synonyms: Archaeolagus striatus Walker 1931, Palaeolagus agapetillus Cope 1873, Palaeolagus leporinus Cope 1873, Protolagus affinus Walker 1931, Tricium avunculus Cope 1873, Tricium leporinum 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

Belongs to Palaeolagus according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1873, Green 1942, Hay 1902, Lambe 1908, Leidy 1857, Matthew 1902 and Wood 1940

Sister taxa: Palaeolagus burkei, Palaeolagus hemirhizis, Palaeolagus hypsodus, Palaeolagus intermedius, Palaeolagus philoi, Palaeolagus primus, Palaeolagus temnodon, Tricium agapetilla, Tricium annae

Type specimens:

  • Palaeolagus haydeni: Its type locality is Head of Bear Creek (Orellan/Nebraska), which is in an Orellan terrestrial horizon in Nebraska
  • Archaeolagus striatus:
  • Palaeolagus agapetillus:
  • Protolagus affinus:
  • Tricium avunculus:
  • Tricium leporinum:

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Oligocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), United States (50: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

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

• Eocene of United States (4: Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming)

Total: 58 collections each including a single occurrence

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