Cynomys spenceri Goodwin 1995 (prairie dog)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Full reference: H. T. Goodwin. 1995. Systematic revision of fossil prairie dogs with descriptions of two new species. University of Kansas Natural History Museum Miscellaneous Publications 86:1-38

Belongs to Cynomys according to H. T. Goodwin 1995

Sister taxa: Cynomys gunnisoni, Cynomys hibbardi, Cynomys leucurus, Cynomys ludovicianus, Cynomys mexicanus, Cynomys niobrarius, Cynomys parvidens, Cynomys sappaensis, Cynomys vetus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Angus, which is in an Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in Nebraska

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore


• Quaternary of United States (11: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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