Prodolichotis pridiana Fields 1957 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Full reference: R. W. Fields. 1957. Hystricomorph rodents from the late Miocene of Colombia, South America. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 32:273-404

Belongs to Prodolichotis according to R. W. Fields 1957

Sister taxon: Prodolichotis guerreroi

Type specimen: UCMP 38761, a skeleton

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): Astragalus head diameter 6.36, Calcaneum Olecranon diameter 7.49, Femur diameter 14.4, Femur Head diameter 9.50, Femur Neck diameter 4.50, Femur neck diameter 5.60, Pelvis Acetabulum diameter 10.0, Radius distal end diameter 8.80, Radius head diameter 8.20, Scapula glenoid fossa diameter 9.37, Scapula neck diameter 5.80, Tibia diameter 9.00, Tibia Head diameter 18.2, Ulna diameter 5.70, Ulna Olecranon diameter 7.05

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (11 collections), Peru (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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