Superfamily Chinchilloidea Bennett 1833 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia

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

See also Bertrand et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Nowak 1999, Vucetich 1989, Vucetich et al. 2015, Vucetich et al. 2010, Wood 1958 and Wood and Patterson 1959

Sister taxa: Aenigmys, Cachiyacuy, Canaanimys, Cavioidea, Cephalomyidae, Chambiramys, Erethizontoidea, Luribayomys, Luribayomys masticator, Octodontoidea, Palmiramys, Palmiramys waltheri, Pozomys, Tacheria, Tarapotomys, Zetamyidae

Subtaxa: Borikenomys Chinchillidae Dinomyidae Garridomys Heptaxodontidae Loncolicu Neoepiblemidae Saremmys Ucayalimys

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (20 collections), Bolivia (2), Peru (6), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (15), Brazil (1), Peru (1), Uruguay (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (7), Uruguay (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Colombia (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (73), Bolivia (7), Brazil (12), Chile (5), Colombia (26), Peru (15), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (23)

• Deseadan of Argentina (4), Bolivia (4)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Chile (1), Peru (4), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Eocene of Peru (1)

Total: 236 collections including 427 occurrences

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