The Info List - Eomyidae

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†Apeomyinae †Eomyinae †Yoderimyinae

is a family of extinct rodents from North America
North America
and Eurasia related to modern day pocket gophers and kangaroo rats. They are known from the Middle Eocene
Middle Eocene
to the Late Miocene in North America
North America
and from the Late Eocene
Late Eocene
to the Pleistocene
in Eurasia.[1] Eomyids were generally small, but occasionally large, and tended to be squirrel-like in form and habits.[2] The family includes the earliest known gliding rodent, Eomys
quercyi.[3] The family includes the following genera:[4]

Simiacritomys (placement uncertain)[5] Symplokeomys[6] Subfamily Yoderimyinae

Litoyoderimys Yoderimys Zaisaneomys Zemiodontomys

Subfamily Apeomyinae[7]

Apeomyoides[8] Apeomys Arikareeomys[8] Megapeomys[7] Zophoapeomys[9]

Subfamily Eomyinae

Adjidaumo Aguafriamys Asianeomys[10] Aulolithomys Centimanomys Comancheomys Cristadjidaumo[11] Cupressimus Eomyodon Eomyops Eomys Estramomys Kansasimys Keramidomys Leptodontomys Ligerimys Metadjidaumo Metanoiamys Meteomys Montanamus Namatomys Neoadjidaumo[12] Orelladjidaumo Paradjidaumo Paranamatomys Pentabuneomys Protadjidaumo Pseudadjidaumo Pseudotheridomys Rhodanomys Ritteneria Ronquillomys Viejadjidaumo


^ Emry et al. 1997; McKenna & Bell 1997; Flynn 2007, p. 415. ^ Flynn 2007, p. 415. ^ Storch, Engesser & Wuttke 1996. ^ McKenna & Bell 1997; Flynn 2007. ^ Flynn 2007, pp. 417–418. ^ Emry et al. 1997. ^ a b Fejfar, Rummel & Tomida 1998. ^ a b Smith, Cifelli & Czaplewski 2006. ^ Korth 2007. ^ Maridet et al. 2011. ^ Emry & Korth 2012. ^ Korth 2008.

Literature cited[edit]

Emry, R.J.; Korth, W.W. (2012). "Early Chadronian (late Eocene) rodents from the Flagstaff Rim area, central Wyoming". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 32 (2): 419–432. doi:10.1080/02724634.2012.649329.  Emry, R.J.; Wang, B.; Tjutkova, L.A.; Lucas, S.G. (1997). "A Late Eocene eomyid rodent from the Zaysan Basin of Kazakhstan". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 17 (1): 229–234. doi:10.2307/4523799.  Fejfar, O.; Rummel, M.; Tomida, Y. (1998). "New eomyid genus and species from the Early Miocene (MN zones 3–4) of Europe and Japan related to Apeomys (Eomyidae, Rodentia, Mammalia)". National Science Museum Monographs. 14: 123–143.  Flynn, L.J. (2007). "Eomyidae". In Janis, C.M.; Gunnell, G.F.; Uhen, M.D. Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America. Volume 2: Small Mammals, Xenarthrans, and Marine Mammals. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 415–427.  Korth, W.W. (2007). "Mammals from the Blue Ash local fauna (Late Oligocene), South Dakota. Rodentia, Part 1: Families Eutypomyidae, Eomyidae, Heliscomyidae, and Zetamys". Paludicola. 6 (2): 31–40.  Korth, W.W. (2008). "Early Arikareean (Late Oligocene) Eomyidae (Mammalia, Rodentia) from Nebraska". Paludicola. 6 (4): 144–154.  Maridet, O.; Wu, W.; Ye, J.; Ni, X.; Meng, J. (2011). "New discoveries of glirids and eomyids (Mammalia, Rodentia) in the Early Miocene of the Junggar basin (Northern Xinjiang province, China)". Swiss Journal of Palaeontology. 130 (2): 315–323. doi:10.1007/s13358-011-0022-7.  McKenna, M.C.; Bell, S.K. (1997). Classification of Mammals: Above the Species Level. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 631. ISBN 978-0-231-11013-6.  Smith, K.S.; Cifelli, R.L.; Czaplewski, N.J. (2006). "A new genus of eomyid rodent from the Miocene of Nevada". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 51 (2): 385–392.  Storch, G.; Engesser, B.; Wuttke, M. (1996). "Oldest fossil record of gliding in rodents". Nature. 379 (6564): 439–441. doi:10.1038/379439a0. 

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Prehistoric families in order Rodentia

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Infraclass: Eutheria Superorder: Euarchontoglires


Allomyidae Mylagaulidae Reithroparamyidae


Eutypomyidae Rhizospalacidae Eomyidae Florentiamyidae Heliscomyidae


Armintomyidae Anomalomyidae Simimyidae




Tamquammyidae Gobiomyidae Yuomyidae Chapattimyidae Tsaganomyidae "Baluchimyinae" Bathyergoididae Myophiomyidae Diamantomyidae Phiomyidae Kenyamyidae Cephalomyidae Eocardiidae Neoepiblemidae Heptaxodontidae

incertae sedis

Eurymylidae Alagomyidae Archetypomyidae Cocomyidae Ivanantoniidae Laredomyidae Ischyromyidae Theridomyidae Protoptychidae Zegdoumyidae Sciuravidae Cylindrodontidae Zelomyidae

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Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q5381804 Fossilworks: 41612 GBIF: 4829337

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