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Family Caviidae Gray 1821 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Glires

PaleoDB taxon number: 42108

Alternative spelling: Caviadae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Cavioidea according to D. Huchon and E. J. P. Douzery 2001

Sister taxa: Agoutidae, Andemys, Asteromys, Chubutomys, Cuniculidae, Dasyproctidae, Eobranisamys, Eocardiidae, Guiomys, Hydrochoeridae, Microcardiodon

Subtaxa: Allocavia, Cardiomyinae, Cardiomys, Cavia, Caviinae, Caviodon, Caviops, Dolicavia, Dolichotinae, Dolichotis, Hydrochoerinae, Kerodon, Microcavia, Neocavia, Orthomyctera, Pascualia, Procardiomys, Prodolichotis, Propediolagus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore