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Lagidium viscacia Molina 1782 (southern viscacha)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Chinchillidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231495

Alternative combination: Lepus viscacia

Synonym: Lagidium lutescens Philippi 1896 (taxon 231808)

Belongs to Lagidium according to K. J. Ledesma et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Lagidium ahuacaense, Lagidium peruanum, Lagidium wolffsohni

Subtaxa: Lagidium viscacia cuvieri

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 83.9, humerus length 55.6, skull 75.8 x 46.0, tibia length 105.9, ulna length 65.0

Estimated body mass: 3.13 kg based on femur length, humerus length, skull length, tibia length, and ulna length