Geomyoidea facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGeomyoid rodents
Temporal range: Lower Eocene – Recent
Although they do not look similar, gophers are joined with kangaroo rats into a common superfamily. This is widely agreed. Overall morphology, the fossil record, sequence analysis, and biogeography all support this relationship.
Relation to other rodents
- McKenna, Malcolm C. and Bell, Susan K. 1997. Classification of Mammals above the species level. Columbia University Press, New York.
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