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Microcardiodon Pérez and Vucetich 2011 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia

PaleoDB taxon number: 265579

Full reference: M. E. Pérez and M. G. Vucetich. 2011. A new Extinct Genus of Cavioidea (Rodentia, Hystricognathi) from the Miocene of Patagonia (Argentina) and the Evolution of Cavoid Mandibular Morphology. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 18(3):163-183

Parent taxon: Cavioidea according to M. E. Pérez and M. G. Vucetich 2011

Sister taxa: Agoutidae, Andemys, Asteromys, Caviidae, Chubutomys, Dasyproctidae, Eobranisamys, Eocardiidae, Guiomys, Hydrochoeridae

Subtaxa: Microcardiodon williensis

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Type: Microcardiodon williensis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore