Leidymys blacki Macdonald 1963 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative combinations: Cotimus blacki, Eumys blacki

Full reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1963. The Miocene faunas from the Wounded Knee area of western South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 125(3):139-238

Belongs to Leidymys according to L. D. Martin 1980

See also Clark et al. 1964 and Macdonald 1963

Sister taxa: Leidymys alicae, Leidymys azybaevi, Leidymys cerasus, Leidymys juxtaparvulus, Leidymys korthi, Leidymys lockingtonianus, Leidymys nematodon

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sharps (SDSM V-5362), which is in a Geringian terrestrial horizon in the Sharps Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection)

• Arikareean of United States (3: Nebraska)

• Oligocene of United States (10: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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