Archaeolagus macrocephalus Matthew 1907 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combination: Lepus macrocephalus

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1907. A Lower Miocene fauna from South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 23(9):169-219

Belongs to Archaeolagus according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Dingus 1990, Gawne 1976, Gazin 1930, Green 1972, Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1907 and Matthew 1924

Sister taxa: Archaeolagus acaricolus, Archaeolagus buangulus, Archaeolagus emeraldensis, Archaeolagus primigenius

Type specimen: Its type locality is AMNH Rosebud 17, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Rosebud Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Miocene of United States (2: Oregon, South Dakota collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: New Mexico, South Dakota)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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