Neophiomys Coster et al. 2012 (cane rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Thryonomyidae

Full reference: P. Coster, M. Benammi, M. Salem, A. A. Bilal, Y. Chaimanee, X. Valentin, M. Brunet and J.-J. Jaeger. 2012. New hystricognathous rodents from the early Oligocene of central Libya (Zallah Oasis, Sahara Desert): systematic, phylogenetic, and biochronological implications. Annals of Carnegie Museum 80(3):239-259

Parent taxon: Thryonomyidae according to P. Coster et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Epiphiomys, Kochalia, Neosciuromys, Paraphiomys, Paraulacodus, Petromus, Protohummus, Sacaresia, Thryonomys

Subtaxa: Neophiomys dawsonae Neophiomys minutus Neophiomys paraphiomyoides

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Egypt (2 collections), Libya (3), Morocco (2)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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