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Ricardomys Walton 1990 (spiny rat)

Mammalia - Glires - Echimyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 263850

Etymology: In honor of Richard Kay, profesor of anatomy at Duke University, discoverer of the fossil.

Full reference: A. H. Walton. 1990. Rodents of the La Venta Fauna, Miocene, Colombia: Biostratigraphy and Paleoenvironmentl implications. Southern Methodist University 1-147

Parent taxon: Adelphomyinae according to A. H. Walton 1990

Sister taxon: Prostichomys

Subtaxa: Ricardomys longidens

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Type: Ricardomys longidens

Ecology: scansorial insectivore