Lavocatomys Holroyd and Stevens 2009 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Full reference: P. A. Holroyd and N. J. Stevens. 2009. Differentiation of Phiomys andrewsi from Lavocatomys aequatorialis (n. gen., n. sp.) (Rodentia: Thryonomyoidea) in the Oligo-Miocene interval on continental Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4):1331-1334

Parent taxon: Thryonomyoidea according to P. A. Holroyd and N. J. Stevens 2009

Sister taxa: Diamantomyidae, Kahawamys, Kenyamyidae, Myophiomyidae, Petromuridae, Thryonomyidae

Subtaxa: Lavocatomys aequatorialis

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Type: Lavocatomys aequatorialis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Songhor (1989-1990 collections) (Miocene of Kenya)

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