Synaptomys australis Simpson, 1928

Florida bog lemming



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Brodkorb, Pierce. (1959). The Pleistocene avifauna of Arredondo, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(9): 269-291.

Robert A. Martin, Leon Duobinis-Gray and Christopher P. Crockett. (2003). A new species of early Pleistocene Synaptomys (Mammalia, Rodentia) from Florida and its relevance to southern bog lemming origins. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(4): 917-936. [Abstract]

Martin, Robert A. and S. David Webb. (1974). Late Pleistocene Mammals from the Devil's Den Fauna, Levy County. In Pleistocene Mammals of Florida, edited by S. David Webb, pp. 114-145 University Press of Florida.

Morgan, G. S. (2002). Late Rancholabrean mammals from southernmost Florida, and the Neotropical influence in Florida Pleistocene faunas. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 93: 15-38.

Oesch, Ronald D. (1967). A Preliminary Investigation of a Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Crankshaft Pit, Jefferson County, Missouri. Bulletin of the National Speleological Society 29(3): 163-185. [Abstract]

Olsen, Stanley J. (1958). The Bog Lemming from the Pleistocene of Florida. Journal of Mammalogy 39(4): 537-540. [Abstract]

Rhinehart, Parker David. (2021a). Late Pleistocene rodents from Clark Quarry, a vertebrate fossil locality in southeastern Georgia. MSc thesis, Georgia College & State University.

Rhinehart, Parker David. (2021b). Pleistocene Rodents from Southeast Georgia. Poster presentation.


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