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Plesiosminthus barsboldi Daxner-Höck and Wu 2003 (jumping mouse)

Mammalia - Glires - Zapodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 346133

Full reference: G. Daxner-Höck and W. Wu. 2003. Plesiosminthus (Zapodidae, Mammalia) from China and Mongolia: migrations to Europe. Deinsea 10:127-151

Belongs to Plesiosminthus according to G. Daxner-Höck and W. Wu 2003

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

Type specimen: NHMW2001z 0066/0002/1, a maxilla. Its type locality is Unkheltseg, UNCH-A/3, which is in a Miocene terrestrial siltstone/claystone in the Loh Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore