†family Myophiomyidae Lavocat 1973 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Myophiomyidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Elmerimys Myophiomys Phiocricetomyinae Phiomyoides

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Kenya (4 collections)

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

• Eocene of Libya (2), Namibia (3)

Total: 16 collections including 19 occurrences

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