Protacaremys Ameghino 1902 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Synonyms: Archaeocardia Cossman 1902, Palaeocardia Ameghino 1902

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1902. Première contribution à la connaissance de la fauna mammalogique des couches à Colpodon [First contribution to the knowledge of the mammalian fauna of the Colopdon Beds]. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Córdoba 17:71-141

Parent taxon: Octodontoidea according to M. Arnal and M. G. Vucetich 2015

See also Ameghino 1902, Ameghino 1904, McKenna and Bell 1997, Patterson and Pascual 1968, Vucetich et al. 2015, Vucetich et al. 2010 and Wood and Patterson 1959

Sister taxa: Abrocomidae, Acarechimys, Acaremyidae, Adelphomys, Capromyidae, Caviocricetus, Changquin, Chasichimys, Ctenomyidae, Deseadomys, Draconomys, Dudumus, Echimyidae, Eodelphomys, Eoespina, Eosachacui, Eosallamys, Ethelomys, Eumysops, Kannabateomys, Lapazomys, Leucokephalos, Llitun, Loretomys, Marisela, Mayomys, Migraveramus, Myocastoridae, Neophanomys, Octodontidae, Paulacoutomys, Plesiacarechimys, Proechimys, Prospaniomys, Protadelphomys, Sallamys, Sciamys, Selvamys, Spaniomys, Stichomys, Vallehermosomys, Willidewu, Xylechimys

Subtaxa: Protacaremys adilos Protacaremys amplus Protacaremys avunculus Protacaremys denisae Protacaremys prior Protacaremys pulchellus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections), Chile (1)

• Deseadan of Argentina (1)

Total: 4 collections including 7 occurrences

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