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Oxymycterus rufus Fischer 1814 (red hocicudo)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233292

Alternative combination: Mus rufus

Synonyms: Mus rutilans Olfers 1818 (no. 231628), Oxymycterus rutilans Olfers 1818 (no. 231629)

Belongs to Oxymycterus according to A. D. Vitullo et al. 1986

Sister taxa: Oxymycterus akodontius, Oxymycterus cosmodus, Oxymycterus impexus, Oxymycterus nasutus, Oxymycterus paramensis, Oxymycterus roberti, Oxymycterus wayku

Subtaxa: Oxymycterus rufus platensis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 24.6, femur diameter 2.35, humerus length 16.8, humerus diameter 2.30, radius length 17.1, radius diameter 0.900, scapula length 17.7, skull length 34.0, tibia length 26.8, tibia diameter 2.40, ulna length 22.2

Estimated body mass: 84.9 g based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length