Family Thryonomyidae Pocock 1922 (cane rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Thryonomyidae

Parent taxon: Thryonomyoidea according to D. Huchon and E. J. P. Douzery 2001

See also Carroll 1988, Nowak 1991, Nowak 1999 and Wood 1958

Sister taxa: Diamantomyidae, Kahawamys, Kenyamyidae, Lavocatomys, Myophiomyidae, Petromuridae

Subtaxa: Epiphiomys Kochalia Neophiomys Neosciuromys Paraphiomys Paraulacodus Petromus Protohummus Sacaresia Thryonomys

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

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 (9), Libya (3), Namibia (2), Pakistan (6), Saudi Arabia (2), Tanzania (1), Uganda (2), the United Arab Emirates (4)

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

Total: 81 collections including 97 occurrences

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