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Palaeolagus Leidy 1856 (rabbit)

Osteichthyes - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42184

Synonyms: Protolagus Walker 1931 (no. 51055), Tricium Cope 1873 (no. 52433)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notice of remains of extinct Mammalia, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:88-90

Parent taxon: Palaeolaginae according to M. R. Dawson 1958

Sister taxa: Litolagus, Megalagus, Mytonolagus

Subtaxa: Palaeolagus burkei, Palaeolagus haydeni, Palaeolagus hemirhizis, Palaeolagus hypsodus, Palaeolagus intermedius, Palaeolagus philoi, Palaeolagus primus, Palaeolagus temnodon, Tricium agapetilla, Tricium annae

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Type: Palaeolagus haydeni

Ecology: scansorial insectivore