Palaeolagus hypsodus Schlaikjer 1935 (rabbit)

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

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 Palaeolagus according to Schlaikjer 1935

Sister taxa: Palaeolagus burkei, Palaeolagus haydeni, Palaeolagus hemirhizis, Palaeolagus intermedius, Palaeolagus philoi, Palaeolagus primus, Palaeolagus temnodon, Tricium agapetilla

Type specimen: MCZ 2889, a maxilla. Its type locality is Bear Creek Mountain (West 2), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Harrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Arikareean of United States (8: Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of United States (19: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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