Although with similarities to kangaroo rats of the genus Dipodomys, Prodipodomys features rooted teeth, unlike that genus. According to Kurtén and Anderson (1980), it probably formed a lineage collateral to Dipodomys rather than ancestral.
Late Blancan: 111 Ranch (Morgan and White 2005).
Late Blancan/Early Irvingtonian: Elsinore: Mimomys (Pajak et al. 1996).
Literature. Morgan and White 2005; Pajak et al. 1996.
Prodipodomys idahoensis has been said to be the most advanced species of the genus (Kurtén and Anderson 1980).
Late Blancan: California Wash (Johnson et al. 1975).
Literature. Johnson et al. 1975.
Last Update: 20 Apr 2014