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Metanoiamys fantasma Lindsay 1968 (rodent)

Mammalia - Glires - Eomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48450

Alternative combination: Namatomys fantasma

Full reference: E. H. Lindsay. 1968. Rodents from the Hartman Ranch Local Fauna, California. PaleoBios 6:1-22

Belongs to Metanoiamys according to J. J. Chiment and W. W. Korth 1996

Sister taxa: Metanoiamys agorus, Metanoiamys fugitivus, Metanoiamys korthi, Metanoiamys lacus, Metanoiamys marinus, Metanoiamys paradoxus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hartman Ranch (UCMP V-5814), which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Sespe Formation of California

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 1.19 x 1.26, M1 1.27 x 1.34, M2 1.18 x 1.35, m1 1.29 x 1.19