Mesocricetus primitivus de Bruijn et al. 1970 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Full reference: H. de Bruijn, M.R. Dawson, and P. Mein. 1970. Upper Pliocene Rodentia, Lagomorpha and Insectivora (Mammalia) from the isle of Rhodes (Greece). I, II and III. Proceedings van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B 73(5):535-584

Belongs to Mesocricetus according to H. de Bruijn et al. 1970

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVAU MA-113, m2 inf. dext., a tooth. Its type locality is Maritsa, which is in a MN 13 fissure fill horizon in Greece.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Pliocene of Turkey (1 collection)

• MN 13 of Greece (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Greece (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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