Dolichotis Desmarest 1820 (mara)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Parent taxon: Caviidae according to J. L. Prado et al. 1998

See also Gray 1825 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Allocavia, Cardiomyinae, Cardiomys, Cavia, Caviinae, Caviodon, Caviops, Dolicavia, Dolichotinae, Hydrochoerinae, Kerodon, Microcavia, Neocavia, Orthomyctera, Palaeocavia, Pascualia, Procardiomys, Prodolichotis, Propediolagus

Subtaxa: Dolichotis intermedia Dolichotis patagonum Dolichotis platycephala Dolichotis salinicola

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (5 collections)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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