Megastus Roth 1898 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Eocardiidae

Full reference: S. Roth. 1898. Reconocimiento de la Region Andina de la República Argentina. Apuntes sobre la Geología y la Paleontología de los Territorios del Río Negro y Neuquén (Diciembre de 1895 á Junio de 1896) [Reconaissance of the Andean Region of the Argentine Republic. Notes on the Geology and Paleontology of the Territories of the Río Negro and Neuquén (December 1895 to June 1896)] 1-56

Parent taxon: Eocardiidae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Dicardia, Eocardiinae, Eoprocardia, Hedimys, Luantinae, Luantus, Matiamys, Phanomys, Tricardia

Subtaxa: Megastus elongatus

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Type: Megastus elongatus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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