Family Spalacidae Gray 1821 (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Spalacidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

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

See also Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gray 1821, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wood 1958

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

Subtaxa: Cannomys Heramys Nannospalax Rhizomyinae Spalacinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (8 collections), Greece (3), Hungary (11), Israel (4), Kenya (8), Romania (10), Thailand (1), Turkey (2), Ukraine (3), Vietnam (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Hungary (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (6), Greece (1), India (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• MN 13 of Greece (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1), Greece (1)

• Miocene of China (12), Greece (3), India (1), Libya (3), Nepal (1), Pakistan (18), Turkey (3)

• Oligocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Pakistan (3)

• Eocene of Serbia and Montenegro (1)

Total: 114 collections including 137 occurrences

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