Ochotona spanglei

Ochotona spanglei

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Ochotona spanglei

Ochotona spanglei is an extinct species of pika, known from Late Miocene - Early Pliocene fossil from Oregon . Fossils were also found in Nebraska referred to as Ochotona cf. spanglei. Ochotona spanglei is the earliest known pika, which inhabited North America. Pika came at the Miocene-Pliocene boundary from Eurasia. Extinction of O. spanglei was followed by an approximately three-million-year-long gap in the known North American pikas record.

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1. Ochotona spanglei Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochotona_spanglei

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