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Myocastor Kerr 1782 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 42072

Synonyms: Mastonotus Wesmael 1841 (no. 231754), Myopotamus Saint-Hilaire 1805 (no. 151123), Tramyocastor Rusconi 1936 (no. 42073)

Parent taxon: Echimyidae according to N. S. Upham and B. D. Patterson 2015

Sister taxa: Adelphomyinae, Carterodon, Chaetomyinae, Clyomys, Dactylomyinae, Echimyinae, Eumysops, Euryzygomatomys, Gaimanomys, Haplostropha, Heteropsomyinae, Maruchito, Quebradahondomys, Reigechimys, Thrichomys

Subtaxa: Myocastor coypus, Myocastor perditus, Myopotamus australis, Myopotamus obesus, Myopotamus paranensis

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Type: Mus coypus

Ecology: amphibious insectivore