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Family Diatomyidae Mein and Ginsburg 1997 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Synonym: Laonastidae Jenkins et al. 2005

Full reference: P. Mein and L. Ginsburg. 1997. Les mammiferes du gisement miocene inferieure de Li Mae Long, Thailande; Systematique biostratigraphie et paleoenvironment. Geodiversitas 19(4):783-844

Parent taxon: Hystricognathi according to M. R. Dawson et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Bathyergomorpha, Caviomorpha, Cephalomyidae, Gaudeamus, Hystricidae, Hystricomorpha, Metaphiomys, Protophiomyinae

Subtaxa: Diatomys, Fallomus, Laonastes, Willmus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore