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Caviocricetus Vucetich and Verzi 1996 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 146411

Full reference: M. G. Vucetich and D. H. Verzi. 1996. A peculiar octodontoid (Rodentia, Caviomorpha) with terraced molars from the Lower Miocene of Patagonia (Argentina). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(2):297-302

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

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

Subtaxa: Caviocricetus lucasi

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Type: Caviocricetus lucasi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore