Subfamily Platacanthomyinae Alston 1876 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Alternative spelling: Platacanthomyidae

Parent taxon: Muroidea according to S. J. Steppan et al. 2004

See also McKenna and Bell 1997 and Mein and Freudenthal 1971

Sister taxa: Cricetidae, Cricetopsinae, Eucricetodontidae, Eumuroida, Heterocricetodontidae, Lophiomyinae, Myospalacinae, Pseudocricetodontidae, Spalacidae

Subtaxa: Neocometes Platacanthomys Typhlomys

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection)

• Miocene of China (6), France (1), Germany (4), Poland (2), Slovakia (1), South Korea (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (4), Thailand (1)

Total: 22 collections including 27 occurrences

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