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Archaeolagus primigenius

Mammalia - Lagomorpha - Leporidae

Taxonomy
Lepus primigenius was named by Matthew (1907). Its type locality is AMNH Rosebud 27, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Rosebud Formation of South Dakota.

It was recombined as Archaeolagus primigenius by Matthew (1924), Gazin (1930), Dawson (1958), Macdonald (1963), Macdonald (1970) and Green (1972).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1907Lepus primigenius Matthew
1924Archaeolagus primigenius Matthew
1930Archaeolagus primigenius Gazin
1958Archaeolagus primigenius Dawson
1963Archaeolagus primigenius Macdonald
1970Archaeolagus primigenius Macdonald
1972Archaeolagus primigenius Green p. 382

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
suborderEupelycosauria
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
Duplicidentata()
orderLagomorphaBrandt 1885
familyLeporidae
subfamilyArchaeolaginae
genusArchaeolagus
speciesprimigenius()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: grazerf
Diet 2: browserf
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-08-26 13:52:57
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002, Nowak 1991

Age range: base of the Monroecreekian to the top of the Hemingfordian or 26.30000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections (5 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Monroecreekian26.3 - 24.8Canada (Saskatchewan) Archaeolagus primigenius (17526)
Harrisonian24.8 - 20.43USA (South Dakota) Archaeolagus primigenius (type locality: 17754)
Harrisonian24.8 - 20.43USA (Nebraska) Archaeolagus primigenius (17802 17816)
Hemingfordian20.43 - 15.97USA (South Dakota) Archaeolagus primigenius (17878)