Megalagus primitivus Schlaikjer 1935 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Alternative combinations: Hypolagus primitivus, Palaeolagus primitivus

Full reference: E. M. Schlaikjer. 1935. Contributions to the Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of the Goshen Hole Area, Wyoming. IV. New Vertebrates and the Stratigraphy of the Oligocene and Early Miocene. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 76(4):97-189

Belongs to Megalagus according to M. R. Dawson 1958

See also Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970 and Wood 1940

Sister taxa: Megalagus abaconis, Megalagus brachyodon, Megalagus dawsoni, Megalagus turgidus

Type specimen: MCZ 2887, a partial skull. Its type locality is YBO Ranch, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Harrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Arikareean of United States (3: Nebraska, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (10: South Dakota)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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