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Ansomys nevadensis Kelly and Korth 2005 (mountain beaver)

Mammalia - Glires - Aplodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 108849

Full reference: T. S. Kelly and W. W. Korth. 2005. A new species of Ansomys (Rodentia; Aplodontidae) from the late Hemingfordian (early Miocene) of northwestern Nevada. Paludicola 5(4):85-91

Belongs to Ansomys according to T. S. Kelly and W. W. Korth 2005

Sister taxa: Ansomys crucifer, Ansomys cyanotephrus, Ansomys descendens, Ansomys hepburnensis, Ansomys nexodens, Ansomys orientalis, Ansomys shantungensis, Ansomys shanwangensis

Type specimen: LACM 151454, a mandible (partial left dentary with m1-2). Its type locality is Massacre Lake RV-7043, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in Nevada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 1.61 x 1.70, m2 1.57 x 1.74