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Cynomys niobrarius Hay 1921 (prairie dog)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45500

Synonyms: Cynomys churcherii Burns and McGillivray 1989 (no. 45491), Cynomys spispiza Green 1960 (no. 45506)

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1921. Descriptions of species of Pleistocene Vertebrata, types or specimens of most of which are preserved in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59:599-642

Belongs to Cynomys according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Cynomys gunnisoni, Cynomys hibbardi, Cynomys leucurus, Cynomys ludovicianus, Cynomys mexicanus, Cynomys parvidens, Cynomys sappaensis, Cynomys spenceri, Cynomys vetus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 3.09 x 5.03