Cryptomys Gray 1964 (mole rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Bathyergidae

Parent taxon: Bathyergidae according to R. L. Honeycutt et al. 1987

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Bathyergoides, Bathyergus, Cyclomylus, Geofossor, Georychus, Gypsorhynchus, Heliophobius, Heterocephalus, Paracryptomys, Proheliophobius, Tsaganomyinae

Subtaxa: Cryptomys damarensis Cryptomys hottentotus

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Ecology: fossorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of South Africa (8 collections), Zambia (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of South Africa (5)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 19 collections including 22 occurrences

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