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Pleurolicus clasoni Macdonald 1963 (pocket gopher)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Geomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50485

Alternative combinations: Fanimus clasoni, Sanctimus clasoni

Full reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1963. The Miocene faunas from the Wounded Knee area of western South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 125(3):139-238

Belongs to Pleurolicus according to J. R. Macdonald 1963

Sister taxa: Pleurolicus dakotensis, Pleurolicus exiguus, Pleurolicus hemingfordensis, Pleurolicus sellardsi, Pleurolicus sulcifrons, Grangerimus dakotensis

Type specimen: SDSM 54388, a mandible (fragment of right ramus, with incisor and lightly worn p4-m1). Its type locality is Sharps (SDSM V-5350), which is in a Geringian terrestrial horizon in the Sharps Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: fossorial browser

Average measurements (in mm): m1 1.88 x 1.95