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Cachiyacuy Antoine et al. 2011 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 267439

Full reference: P. O. Antoine, L. Marivaux, D. A. Croft, G. Billet, M. Ganerod, C. Jaramillo, T. Martin, M. Orliac, J. Tejada, A. J. Altamirano, F. Duranthon, G. Fanjat, S. Rousse and R. Salas-Gismondi. 2011. Middle Eocene rodents from Peruvian Amazonia reveal the pattern and timing of caviomorph origins and biogeography. Proceedings of The Royal Society B 279:1319-1326

Parent taxon: Caviomorpha according to M. Arnal and M. G. Vucetich 2015

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

Subtaxa: Cachiyacuy contamanensis, Cachiyacuy kummeli

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Type: Cachiyacuy contamanensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore