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Sigmodon lindsayi Martin and Prince 1989 (cotton rat)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51552

Full reference: R. A. Martin and R. H. Prince. 1989. A new species of early Pleistocene cotton rat from the Anza-Borrego Desert of southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 88(2):80-87

Belongs to Sigmodon according to R. A. Martin and R. H. Prince 1989

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 2.17 x 2.14, M2 1.79 x 2.05, M3 1.74 x 1.91, m1 2.43 x 1.81

Estimated body mass: 78.3 g based on m1 length