Scapteromys Waterhouse 1837 (swamp rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Parent taxon: Akodontini according to G. D'Elía 2003

See also Salles et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Akodon, Bibimys, Blarinomys, Brucepattersonius, Deltamys, Juscelinomys, Kunsia, Lenoxus, Necromys, Oxymycterus, Thalpomys, Thaptomys

Subtaxa: Scapteromys hershkovitzi Scapteromys tumidus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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