Archaeolagus primigenius Matthew 1907 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combination: Lepus primigenius

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 Gazin 1930, Green 1972, Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1907 and Matthew 1924

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is AMNH Rosebud 27, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Rosebud Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Miocene of United States (1: South Dakota collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (3: Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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