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Holochilus brasiliensis Desmarest 1819 (Brazilian marsh rat)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231637

Alternative combination: Mus brasiliensis

Belongs to Holochilus according to L. M. Miller and S. Anderson 1977

Sister taxa: Holochilus magnus, Holochilus multannus, Holochilus primigenus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 39.2, humerus length 25.0, scapula length 22.8, skull length 40.3, tibia length 41.3, ulna length 30.0

Estimated body mass: 180.4 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length