†family Zelomyidae Dawson et al. 2003 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Zelomyidae

Full reference: M. R. Dawson, X.-S. Huang, C.-K. Li and B.-Y. Wang. 2003. Zelomyidae, a new family of Rodentia (Mammalia) from the Eocene of Asia. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 41(4):249-270

Parent taxon: Rodentia according to M. R. Dawson et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Alagomyidae, Allactagidae, Allomyidae, Anomalomyidae, Anomaluroidea, Aplodontoidea, Archetypomyidae, Callodontomys, Castoroidea, Cavina, Cercolabidae, Conilurus, Ctenohystrica, Cylindrodontidae, Diatomyidae, Dolosimus, Downsimys, Echinomyidae, Ectropomys, Epeiromys, Eryomyidae, Eryomyina, Fiber, Geomorpha, Geomyoidea, Gliridae, Gliroidea, Homocentrus, Hystricognatha, Hystricomorpha, Ischyromyidae, Ivanantonia, Megacricetodontidae, Muriformia, Mylagaulidae, Myodonta, Myomorpha, Pairomys, Paramyidae, Petauristidae, Protrogomorpha, Pseudomys, Quercymys, Remyidae, Sciurognathi, Sciuroidea, Sciuromorpha, Siphneidae, Taeniodus, Theridomyoidea, Yuomyidae, Zamoramys, Zapodidae

Subtaxa: Andersomys Haozi Suomys Zelomys

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of China (11 collections)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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