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Banderomys leanzai Kramarz 2005 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cephalomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 264094

Full reference: A. G. Kramarz. 2005. A primitive cephalomyid hystricognath rodent from the early Miocene of northern Patagonia, Argentina. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 50(2):249-258

Belongs to Banderomys according to A. G. Kramarz 2005

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: PVPH 367, a mandible (left madibular fragment with m1 and m2 and the alveoli for the incisor and p4). Its type locality is Cerro Bandera Type, which is in a Miocene terrestrial volcaniclastic in the Cerro Bandera Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): M3 3.95 x 3.25, p4 3.25 x 3.00, m1 3.65 x 3.25, m2 3.65 x 3.27, DP4 3.27 x 2.45, M1 o M2 3.59 x 3.35, m1 o m2 3.80 x 3.54

Estimated body mass: 1.05 kg based on m1 length and m1 width