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†family Cephalomyidae Ameghino 1897 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 146410

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1897. Mammiféres crétacés de l’Argentine (Deuxième contribution à la connaissance de la fauna mammalogique de couches à Pyrotherium) [Cretaceous mammals of Argentina (second contribution to the knowledge of the mammalian fauna of the Pyrotherium Beds)]. Boletin Instituto Geografico Argentino 18(4–9):406-521

Parent taxon: Caviomorpha according to F. Busker and M. T. Dozo 2018

Sister taxa: Aenigmys, Cachiyacuy, Canaanimys, Cavioidea, Chambiramys, Chinchilloidea, Erethizontoidea, Luribayomys, Luribayomys masticator, Octodontoidea, Palmiramys, Palmiramys waltheri, Pozomys, Tacheria, Zetamyidae

Subtaxa: Banderomys, Cephalomyopsis, Cephalomys, Litodontomys, Soriamys

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore