†family Diamantomyidae Schaub 1958 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Diamantomyidae

Parent taxon: Thryonomyoidea according to R. L. Carroll 1988

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

Subtaxa: Diamantomys Metaphiomyinae Pomonomys

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Kenya (7 collections), Namibia (1), South Africa (1), Uganda (3)

• Oligocene of Kenya (2)

• Eocene of Namibia (2)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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