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  • Paleolagus


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    Taxonomy

    Hare

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Lagomorpha
    Family: Leporidae
    Genus: Paleolagus
    Species: P. haydeni
    Author Citation Leidy, 1856

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Sub Period: None
    Epoch: Oligocene

    Stratigraphy

    White River Formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Converse County
    Wyoming
    United States

    Comments

    Palaeolagus ('ancient hare') is an extinct genus of lagomorph. Palaeolagus lived in the Oligocene period which was about 33-23 million years ago. The earliest leporids described from the fossil record of North America and Asia date to the upper Eocene some 40 million years ago.



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