Bog lemming

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Bog lemmings
Temporal range: Early Pliocene - Recent
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Southern bog lemming
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Synaptomys
Baird, 1857
Species

Synaptomys borealis
Synaptomys cooperi

The genus Synaptomys is a group of North American lemmings.

These animals live in wet forested and open areas. They are small round rodents with large heads, short ears, legs and tails. They eat green vegetation such as grasses and sedges. They are often found in colonies.

Extant species include:

Extinct species include:

  • Anza bog lemming (S. anzaensis Zakrzewski 1972)[4]
  • Florida bog lemming (S. australis Simpson 1928)[3][4]
  • Bunker's bog lemming (S. bunkeri Hibbard 1939)[3][4]
  • European bog lemming (S. europeaus Kowalski)[4]
  • Kansas bog lemming (S. kansasensis Hibbard 1952)[4]
  • Landes's bog leming (S. landesi Hibbard 1954)[4]
  • Melron's bog lemming (S. meltoni Paulson 1961)[4]
  • Morgan's bog lemming (S. morgani Martin et al. 2003)[3]
  • Rinker's bog lemming (S. rinkeri Hibbard 1956)[4]
  • Old bog lemming (S. vetus Wison 1933)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Synaptomys borealis - Northern Bog Lemming". Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Synaptomys cooperi - Southern Bog Lemming". Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Synaptomys". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kurtén, Björn; Elaine Anderson (1980). Pleistocene Mammals of North America. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 268-269. ISBN 0-231-03733-3. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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