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Sigmodon hudspethensis Strain 1966 (cotton rat)

Osteichthyes - Glires - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51549

Full reference: W. S. Strain. 1966. Blancan mammalian fauna and Pleistocene formations, Hudspeth County, Texas. Texas Memorial Museum Bulletin 10:1-55

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

Sister taxa: Sigmodon alstoni, Sigmodon bakeri, Sigmodon chonensis, Sigmodon curtisi, Sigmodon hispidus, Sigmodon libitinus, Sigmodon lindsayi, Sigmodon minor, Sigmodon ochrognathus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hudspeth (TMM 40240), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Fort Hancock Formation of Texas

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 2.20 x 1.44

Estimated body mass: 56.3 g based on m1 length