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Hypsosteiromys Patterson 1958 (porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42140

Full reference: B. Patterson. 1958. A new genus of erethizontid rodents from the Colhuehuapian of Patagonia. Breviora 92:1-4

Parent taxon: Erethizontidae according to M. G. Vucetich et al. 2010

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

Subtaxa: Hypsosteiromys axiculus, Hypsosteiromys nectus

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Ecology: arboreal herbivore