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Ellobius (mole-vole)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Ellobius was named by Fischer (1814). It is extant. Its type is Mus talpinus.

It was assigned to Cricetidae by McKenna and Bell (1997).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1814Ellobius Fischer
1997Ellobius McKenna and Bell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
genusEllobiusFischer 1814

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: fossorialg
Diet: herbivoreo
Created: 2012-05-15 11:07:22
Modified: 2012-05-14 20:07:22
Source: g = genus, o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Stein 2000, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Villanyian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 3.20000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 2.588 Ma

Collections (18 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Tajikistan Ellobius sp. (34394 34444)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Kazakhstan (Alma-Ata) Ellobius tsharynensis (11796)
Villanyian3.2 - 2.588Italy (Venetia) Ellobius sp. (50895)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Tajikistan Ellobius afganomys (34103)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Ukraine Ellobius sp. (41037)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Morocco Ellobius atlanticus (34331) Ellobius sp. (34287)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Algeria Ellobius fuscocapillus (22586 22587 22589 22590)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Israel Ellobius pedorychus (39252)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Algeria Ellobius fuscocapillus (22585)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Morocco Ellobius atlanticus (34330)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Russian Federation (Transbaikalia) Ellobius tancrei (38712)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Israel (Mount Carmel) Ellobius pedorychus (11803)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117Ukraine Ellobius talpinus (68298)