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Family Spalacidae Gray 1821 (mouse)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 77298

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Muroidea according to S. J. Steppan et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Cricetidae, Cricetopsinae, Eucricetodontidae, Eumuroida, Heterocricetodontidae, Lophiomyinae, Myospalacinae, Platacanthomyinae, Pseudocricetodontidae

Subtaxa: Cannomys, Heramys, Nannospalax, Rhizomyinae, Spalacinae

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore