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Paradoxomys Ameghino 1885 (porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 246141

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1885. Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles Oligocenos recogidos por el Profesor Pedro Scalabrini y pertenecientes al Museo Provincial de la ciudad del Parana [New remains of Oligocene fossil mammals collected by Professor Pedro Scalabrini and belonging to the Provincial Museum of the city of Parana]. Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias 8:1-205

Parent taxon: Erethizontidae according to M. G. Vucetich and A. M. Candela 2001

Sister taxa: Branisamyopsis, Coendou, Eopululo, Erethizon, Erethizontinae, Hyposteiromys, Hypsosteiromys, Microsteiromys, Neosteiromys, Palaeosteiromys, Sphiggurus

Subtaxa: Paradoxomys cancrivorus

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Type: Paradoxomys cancrivorus

Ecology: arboreal herbivore