Micromys bendai van de Weerd 1979 (harvest mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Full reference: A. van de Weerd. 1979. Early Ruscinian rodents and lagomorphs (Mammalia) from the lignites near Ptolemais (Macedonia, Greece). Proceedings Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Serie B) 82:127-170

Belongs to Micromys according to A. van de Weerd 1979

Sister taxa: Micromys kozaniensis, Micromys minutus, Micromys steffensi

Type specimen: IVAU, PT393, an upper M1., a tooth. Its type locality is Ptolemais 1, which is in a Ruscinian mire/swamp lignite in Greece.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Greece (2 collections)

• Miocene of Greece (4)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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