Microcavia Gervais and Ameghino 1880 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Microcavia aua Microcavia australis Microcavia uncinata

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (6 collections), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (2)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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