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Leptoromys Tedrow and Korth 1997 (mountain beaver)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Aplodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41457

Full reference: A. R. Tedrow and W. W. Korth. 1997. New aplodontid rodents (Mammalia) from the Oligocene (Orellan and Whitneyan) of Slim Buttes, South Dakota. Paludicola 1(2):80-90

Parent taxon: Aplodontidae according to A. R. Tedrow and W. W. Korth 1997

Sister taxa: Altasciurus, Ameniscomys, Ansomyinae, Aplodontia, Brachygaulus, Dakotallomys, Liodontia, Lophallomys, Meniscomyinae, Niglarodon, Ninamys, Oligopetes, Paracitellus, Plesispermophilus, Prosciurinae, Prosciurus, Pseudaplodon, Sciurodon, Sewelleladon, Tardontia, Trigonomys

Subtaxa: Leptoromys wilsoni

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Type: Leptoromys wilsoni

Ecology: scansorial insectivore