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? Oryzomys pliocaenicus is a fossil rodent from the Hemphillian (late Miocene) of Kansas, central United States. [1]

33 relations: Animal, Chordate, Claude W. Hibbard, Condyloid process, Convergent evolution, Coronoid process of the mandible, Cricetidae, Diastema, Eligmodontia, Foramen, Fossil, Grasshopper mouse, Hemphillian, Incisor, Kansas, Mammal, Mandible, Marsh rice rat, Mental foramen, Miocene, Molar (tooth), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Neotominae, Ogallala Formation, Open nomenclature, Oryzomys, Peromyscus, Philip Hershkovitz, Pliocene, Reithrodontomys, Rodent, Sherman County, Kansas, Vesper mouse.


Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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A chordate is an animal belonging to the phylum Chordata; chordates possess a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail, for at least some period of their life cycle.

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Claude W. Hibbard

Claude W. Hibbard, popularly known as Hibbie (March 21, 1905 in Toronto, Kansas – October 9, 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan), was an American paleontologist.

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Condyloid process

The condyloid process or condylar process is the process on the human mandible and some other species' mandibles that ends in a condyle, the mandibular condyle.

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Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages.

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Coronoid process of the mandible

The mandible's coronoid process (from Greek korone, "like a crown") is a thin, triangular eminence, which is flattened from side to side and varies in shape and size.

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The Cricetidae are a family of rodents in the large and complex superfamily Muroidea.

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A diastema (plural diastemata) is a space or gap between two teeth.

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The genus Eligmodontia consists of five or six species of South American sigmodontine mice restricted to Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

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In anatomy, a foramen (pl. foramina) is any opening.

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A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Grasshopper mouse

Grasshopper mice are rodents of the North American genus Onychomys.

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The Hemphillian North American Stage on the geologic timescale is the North American faunal stage according to the North American Land Mammal Ages chronology (NALMA), typically set from 10,300,000 to 4,900,000 years BP, a period of.

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Incisors (from Latin incidere, "to cut") are the front teeth present in most mammals.

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Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.

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Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.

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The mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is the largest, strongest and lowest bone in the human face.

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Marsh rice rat

The marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) is a semiaquatic North American rodent in the family Cricetidae.

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Mental foramen

The mental foramen is one of two foramina (openings) located on the anterior surface of the mandible.

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The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

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Molar (tooth)

The molars or molar teeth are large, flat teeth at the back of the mouth.

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Museum of Comparative Zoology

The Museum of Comparative Zoology, full name "The Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology", often abbreviated simply to "MCZ", is the zoology museum located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Neotominae are a subfamily of the family Cricetidae.

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Ogallala Formation

The Ogallala Formation is a Miocene to Pliocene geologic unit in the High Plains of the western United States and the location of the Ogallala Aquifer.

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Open nomenclature

Open nomenclature is a vocabulary of partly informal terms and signs in which a taxonomist may express remarks about their own material.

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Oryzomys is a genus of semiaquatic rodents in the tribe Oryzomyini living in southern North America and far northern South America.

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Peromyscus is a genus of rodents whose members are commonly referred to as deer mice.

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Philip Hershkovitz

Philip Hershkovitz (12 October 1909 – 15 February 1997) was an American mammalogist.

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The Pliocene (also Pleiocene) Epoch is the epoch in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.333 million to 2.58 million years BP.

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Reithrodontomys is the genus of groove-toothed New World harvest mice.

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Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.

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Sherman County, Kansas

Sherman County (standard abbreviation: SH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas.

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Vesper mouse

Vesper mice are rodents belonging to a genus Calomys.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%3F_Oryzomys_pliocaenicus

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