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†family Cephalomyidae Ameghino 1897 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 146410

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1897. Mamiferos Cretaceos de la Argentina. Segunda contribucion al conocimiento de la fauna mastologica de las capas con restos de Pyrotherium. Boletin Instituto Geografico Argentino 18:406-521

Parent taxon: Caviomorpha according to A. G. Kramarz 2001

Sister taxa: Aenigmys, Cachiyacuy, Canaanimys, Cavioidea, Chambiramys, Chinchilloidea, Erethizontoidea, Luribayomys, Luribayomys masticator, Octodontoidea, Palmiramys, Palmiramys waltheri, Pozomys, Tacheria

Subtaxa: Banderomys, Cephalomyopsis, Cephalomys, Soriamys

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore