Thryonomys Fitzinger 1867 (cane rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Thryonomyidae

Parent taxon: Thryonomyidae according to R. L. López-Antoñazas and S. Sen 2005

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Epiphiomys, Kochalia, Neophiomys, Neosciuromys, Paraphiomys, Paraulacodus, Petromus, Protohummus, Sacaresia

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (4 collections), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ethiopia (6), Kenya (8), Niger (2), South Africa (1), Sudan (1), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (4), Zambia (2)

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

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1)

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

• Miocene of Tanzania (1)

Total: 40 collections including 44 occurrences

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