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).
Literature. Morgan and White 2005.
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: 11 Apr 2014