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Meniscomys Cope 1878 (mountain beaver)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Aplodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41459

Synonym: Protogaulus Riggs 1899 (taxon 50990)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Parent taxon: Meniscomyinae according to B. Wang 1987

Sister taxon: Promeniscomys

Subtaxa: Meniscomys editus, Meniscomys hippodus, Meniscomys uhtoffi

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Type: Meniscomys hippodus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore