Arvicanthis Lesson 1842 (grass rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Parent taxon: Muridae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Aethomys, Afrocricetodontinae, Allorattus, Anthracomys, Apodemus, Bolomys, Castillomys, Castorina, Castromys, Centralomys, Chiropodomys, Colomys, Dasymys, Deomyinae, Echymina, Extrarius, Gerbillinae, Gerbua, Grammomys, Hapalomys, Huaxiamys, Huerzelerimys, Hydromina, Hyomys, Karnimata, Lemniscomys, Mastacomys, Mastomys, Micromys, Mikrotia, Murina, Murinae, Myocricetodontinae, Myotomys, Nesokia, Occitanomys, Ochrotomys, Orientalomys, Papagomys, Paraethomys, Parapelomys, Parapodemus, Parotomys, Pelomys, Praomys, Proceromys, Progonomys, Rhabdomys, Rhagapodemus, Rhagomys, Saccostomus, Saidomys, Steatomys, Stephanomys, Tachyoryctoidinae, Thallomys, Thamnomys, Valerimys, Zelotomys

Subtaxa: Arvicanthis dunni Arvicanthis striatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Algeria (6 collections), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (4), Sudan (1), Tanzania (4), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (2)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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