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Protosteiromys Wood and Patterson 1959 (porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42144

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

Parent taxon: Erethizontidae according to M. A. Pérez et al. 2018

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

Subtaxa: Protosteiromys asmodeophilus, Protosteiromys medianus, Protosteiromys pattersoni

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore