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Plesiosminthus tereskentensis Lopatin 1999 (jumping mouse)

Mammalia - Glires - Zapodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 334638

Full reference: A. V. Lopatin. 1999. New Early Miocene Zapodidae (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Aral Formation of the Altynshokysu Locality (North Aral Region). Paleontological Journal 33(4):429-438

Belongs to Plesiosminthus according to A. V. Lopatin 1999

Sister taxa: Plesiosminthus admyarion, Plesiosminthus asiaticus, Plesiosminthus barsboldi, Plesiosminthus bavaricus, Plesiosminthus conjunctus, Plesiosminthus huangshuiensis, Plesiosminthus margaritae, Plesiosminthus meridionalis, Plesiosminthus moniqueae, Plesiosminthus moralesi, Plesiosminthus myarion, Plesiosminthus olzi, Plesiosminthus promyarion, Plesiosminthus schaubi, Plesiosminthus winistoerferi, Plesiosminthus xiningensis

Type specimen: PIN, no. 4516/479, a tooth (Right M2). Its type locality is Altynshokysu (bone bed I), which is in an Oligocene terrestrial siltstone/claystone in the Aral Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore