The First Record of the Jumping Mouse Zapus from the Southern High Plains

John A. Moretti, Eileen Johnson

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Abstract

Macy Locality 100, located on the Southern High Plains in West Texas, has produced a diverse faunal assemblage associated with radiocarbon-dated late Pleistocene alluvial deposits. Cheek teeth representing the jumping mouse Zapus (Rodentia, Zapodidae) provide the first record of jumping mice from the region. They are identified as Zapus hudsonius based on the occlusal pattern. A mesic form, its retreat from the region, is a result of environmental changes at the end of the Pleistocene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalPaleoAmerica
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Southern High Plains
  • Zapus
  • jumping mouse
  • late Pleistocene

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