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Dolichotis patagonum Zimmermann 1780 (Patagonian mara)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Caviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231492

Alternative combination: Cavia patagonum

Belongs to Dolichotis according to A. Elissamburu and S. F. Vizcaíno 2004

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 124.0, femur diameter 11.6, humerus length 108.3, humerus diameter 11.0, radius length 150.0, radius diameter 7.00, scapula 70.0 x 37.0, tibia length 163.6, tibia diameter 10.5, ulna length 174.4

Estimated body mass: 14.5 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length