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Protosteiromys asmodeophilus Wood and Patterson 1959 (porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 336985

Full reference: A. E. Wood and B. Patterson. 1959. The rodents of the Deseadan Oligocene of Patagonia and the beginnings of South American rodent evolution. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120:279-428

Belongs to Protosteiromys according to A. E. Wood and B. Patterson 1959

Sister taxon: Protosteiromys medianus

Type specimen: CNHM 15061, a tooth (right m1 or m2)

Ecology: arboreal herbivore