Subfamily Rhizomyinae Miller and Gidley 1918 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Spalacidae

Alternative spelling: Rhizomyidae

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

See also Carroll 1988 and Wood 1958

Sister taxa: Cannomys, Heramys, Nannospalax, Spalacinae

Subtaxa: Brachyrhizomys Pararhizomys Prokanisamys Rhizomyoides Rhizomys Tachyoryctini

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (8 collections), Kenya (8), Vietnam (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (6), India (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1)

• Miocene of China (11), India (1), Libya (3), Nepal (1), Pakistan (18), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of Pakistan (3)

Total: 64 collections including 87 occurrences

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