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Metanoiamys marinus Chiment and Korth 1996 (rodent)

Mammalia - Glires - Eomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48454

Full reference: J. J. Chiment and W. W. Korth. 1996. A New Genus of Eomyid Rodent (Mammalia) from the Eocene (Uintan-Duchesnean) of Southern California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(1):116-124

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

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Camp San Onofre, which is in an Uintan/Duchesnean terrestrial horizon in the Santiago Formation of California

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 0.930 x 1.010, M1 1.02 x 1.06, M2 1.01 x 1.11, p4 0.930 x 0.840, m1 1.05 x 0.99, m2 1.05 x 1.01