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Lagostomus maximus Desmarest 1817 (plains viscacha)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Chinchillidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231487

Alternative combination: Dipus maximus

Belongs to Lagostomus according to A. Elissamburu and S. F. Vizcaíno 2004

Sister taxa: Lagostomus (Lagostomopsis), Lagostomus angustidens, Lagostomus cavifrons, Lagostomus debilis, Lagostomus heterogenidens, Lagostomus intermedius, Lagostomus minimus, Lagostomus telenkechanum, Lagostomus trichodactylus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 88.8, humerus length 67.2, tibia length 118.4, ulna length 89.9

Estimated body mass: 5.92 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length