Lagostomus Brookes 1828 (viscacha)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Chinchillidae

Parent taxon: Chinchillidae according to E. T. Bennett 1833

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Chinchilla, Eoviscaccia, Lagidium, Lagostominae, Prolagostomus, Scotamys, Sphodromys

Subtaxa: Lagostomus (Lagostomopsis) Lagostomus angustidens Lagostomus cavifrons Lagostomus debilis Lagostomus heterogenidens Lagostomus intermedius Lagostomus maximus Lagostomus minimus Lagostomus telenkechanum Lagostomus trichodactylus

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Type: Lagostomus trichodactylus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (18 collections), Bolivia (2), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (11)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (3)

• Miocene of Argentina (13), Bolivia (1)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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