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Microsteiromys Walton 1990 (porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 265043

Etymology: In reference to its small size and general resemblance to Santacrucian genuns Steiromys Ameghino1887

Full reference: A. H. Walton. 1990. Rodents of the La Venta Fauna, Miocene, Colombia: Biostratigraphy and Paleoenvironmentl implications. Southern Methodist University 1-147

Parent taxon: Erethizontidae according to A. H. Walton 1990

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

Subtaxa: Microsteiromys jacobsi

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Ecology: arboreal herbivore