Subfamily Caviinae Gray 1821 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Parent taxon: Caviidae according to Gray 1821

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

Subtaxa: Galea

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (7 collections), Bolivia (2), Brazil (1)

• Miocene of Peru (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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