Superfamily Thryonomyoidea Pocock 1922 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Parent taxon: Ctenohystrica according to P. Coster et al. 2010

See also Carroll 1988 and Huchon and Douzery 2001

Sister taxon: Ctenodactylidae

Subtaxa: Diamantomyidae Kahawamys Kenyamyidae Lavocatomys Myophiomyidae Petromuridae Thryonomyidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (4 collections), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ethiopia (7), Kenya (8), Niger (2), South Africa (2), Sudan (1), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (4), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (2), Kenya (3)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (2), Kenya (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1)

• Miocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (14), Libya (3), Namibia (3), Pakistan (6), Saudi Arabia (2), South Africa (1), Tanzania (1), Uganda (3), the United Arab Emirates (4)

• Oligocene of Egypt (4), Kenya (3), Libya (3), Morocco (2), Oman (2), Tanzania (1)

• Eocene of Libya (2), Namibia (3)

Total: 101 collections including 137 occurrences

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