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Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Cricetidae
Subfamily Arvicolinae

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Mictomys kansasensis—Kansas Bog Lemming // Mictomys vetus—Old Bog Lemming // Mictomys vetus—Old Bog Lemming // Mimomys sp.—Water Voles

Mictomys sp.—Bog LemmingsRegional Pleistocene distribution of Mictomys sp.

Synonyms. Synaptomys sp.

Mictomys sometimes is considered a subgenus of Synaptomys.

Sites.

Late Blancan: California Wash (Morgan and White 2005).

Literature. Morgan and White 2005.

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Mictomys kansasensis (Hibbard 1952)—Kansas Bog LemmingRegional Pleistocene distribution of Mictomys kansasensis.

Synonyms. Synaptomys kansasensis

Mictomys is reported from six sites within SAM Cave; specimens identifiable to species (M. kansasensis) occur in four of these (Rogers et al. 2000). Although Rogers et al. treat this as a genus, Musser and Carleton (2005) consider it to be a subgenus of Synaptomys, currently represented by the Northern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys borealis).

Sites.

Early Irvingtonian: El Casco, San Timoteo Badlands (Albright 2000).

Medial Irvingtonian: SAM Cave (Rogers et al. 2000).

Literature. Albright 2000; Musser and Carleton 2005; Rogers et al. 2000.

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Mictomys vetus Wilson 1933—Old Bog LemmingRegional Pleistocene distribution of Mictomys vetus.

Synonyms. Synaptomys vetus

Sites.

Late Blancan: 111 Ranch (Morgan and White 2005).

Late Blancan/Irvingtonian: Anza-Borrego (Murray 2008).

Literature. Morgan and White 2005; Murray 2008.

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Mimomys sp.—Water VolesRegional Pleistocene distribution of Mimomys sp.

According to Murray (2008), the record of Mimomys (Cosomys) from Anza-Borrego probably is referable to Ophiomys parvus. The San Timoteo Badlands record was given as Mimomys (Ophiomys) sp. (Albright 2000).

Sites.

Late Blancan: Jack Rabbit Trail, San Timoteo Badlands (Albright 2000).

Irvingtonian: Anza-Borrego (Murray 2008).

Literature. Albright 2000; Murray 2008.

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Last Update: 12 Apr 2013