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Chinchilla lanigera Molina 1782 (long-tailed chinchilla)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Chinchillidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231806

Alternative combinations: Callomys laniger, Chinchilla laniger, Cricetus laniger, Lagostomus laniger, Mus laniger

Belongs to Chinchilla according to E. T. Bennett 1833

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 48.3, humerus length 30.5, radius length 30.5, scapula length 30.5, skull 58.4 x 30.5, tibia length 58.4, ulna length 40.6

Estimated body mass: 732.7 g based on femur length, humerus length, skull length, tibia length, and ulna length