Family Chinchillidae Bennett 1833 (chinchilid)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Chinchillidae

Parent taxon: Chinchilloidea according to N. S. Upham and B. D. Patterson 2015

See also Carroll 1988, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Huchon and Douzery 2001, Nowak 1991, Nowak 1999, Vucetich 1989, Wood 1958 and Wood and Patterson 1959

Sister taxa: Dinomyidae, Garridomys, Heptaxodontidae, Loncolicu, Neoepiblemidae, Ucayalimys

Subtaxa: Chinchilla Eoviscaccia Lagidium Lagostominae Lagostomus Prolagostomus Scotamys Sphodromys

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Type: Chinchilla

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (16 collections), Bolivia (2), Peru (5), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (11)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (3)

• Miocene of Argentina (22), Bolivia (7), Chile (4)

• Deseadan of Argentina (4), Bolivia (2)

• Oligocene of Chile (1)

Total: 78 collections including 86 occurrences

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