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Leucokephalos Vucetich et al. 2015 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 336662

Full reference: M. Vucetich, M. Dozo, M. Arnal and M. Pérez. 2015. New rodents (Mammalia) from the late Oligocene of Cabeza Blanca (Chubut) and the first rodent radiation in Patagonia. Historical Biology 27(2):236-257

Parent taxon: Octodontoidea according to M. Arnal and M. G. Vucetich 2015

Sister taxa: Abrocomidae, Acarechimys, Acaremyidae, Adelphomys, Capromyidae, Caviocricetus, Changquin, Chasichimys, Ctenomyidae, Deseadomys, Draconomys, Dudumus, Echimyidae, Eodelphomys, Eoespina, Eosachacui, Eosallamys, Ethelomys, Eumysops, Kannabateomys, Lapazomys, Llitun, Loretomys, Marisela, Mayomys, Migraveramus, Myocastoridae, Neophanomys, Octodontidae, Paulacoutomys, Plesiacarechimys, Proechimys, Prospaniomys, Protacaremys, Protadelphomys, Sallamys, Sciamys, Selvamys, Spaniomys, Stichomys, Vallehermosomys, Willidewu, Xylechimys

Subtaxa: Leucokephalos maior, Leucokephalos zeffiae

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Type: Leucokephalos zeffiae

Ecology: scansorial insectivore