Baranomys is an extinct genus of rodent from the Baranomyinae subfamily of Cricetidae family.[1] It lived in Pliocene epoch, and its fossils have been found in Canada,[2] Germany,[3] Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.[2] It was an ancestor to modern Arvicolinae.[1] The species was described for the first time by Theodor Kormos in 1933.[4]

Fossils of Baranomys longidens.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Baranomyinae
Genus: Baranomys
Kormos, 1933




  1. ^ a b Wilson Don E., Reeder DeeAnn M. (editors): Arvicolinae. In: Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 3. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
  2. ^ a b Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  3. ^ Oldřich Fejfar, Charles A. Repenning: The ancestors of the lemmings (Lemmini, Arvicolinae, Cricetidae, Rodentia) in the early Pliocene of Wölfersheim near Frankfurt am Main. In: Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 77 (1–2), p. 161-193, 1998. Senckenberg. DOI: 10.1007/BF03043739.
  4. ^ Theodor Kormos: Baranomys lóczyi n. g., n. sp., ein neues Nagetier aus dem Oberptiocän Ungarns. In: Állattani Közlemények. 30 (1/2), p. 45-54, 1933.