Mytonomys robustus Peterson 1919 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Ischyromyidae

Alternative combinations: Leptotomus robustus, Prosciurus robustus

Synonym: Leptotomus kayi Burke 1934

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1919. Report Upon the Material Discovered in the Upper Eocene of the Uinta Basin by Earl Douglas in the Years 1908-1909, and by O. A. Peterson in 1912. Annals of Carnegie Museum 12(2):40-168

Belongs to Mytonomys according to W. W. Korth 1988

See also Burke 1934, Peterson 1919, Wilson 1940, Wood 1956, Wood 1962 and Wood 1980

Sister taxa: Mytonomys burkei, Mytonomys coelumensis, Mytonomys coloradensis, Mytonomys gaitania, Mytonomys mytonensis, Mytonomys wortmani

Type specimens:

  • Mytonomys robustus: C. M. No. 2925, a mandible (fragment of lower jaw). Its type locality is Myton Pocket, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Leptotomus kayi:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Eocene of United States (5: Texas, Utah collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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