Anchitheriomys

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Anchitheriomys
Temporal range: early Oligocene to middle Miocene
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Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Castorimorpha
Family: Castoridae
Subfamily: Agnotocastorinae
Tribe: Anchitheriomyini
Genus: Anchitheriomys
Roger, 1885
Type species
Anchitheriomys weidemanni
Species
  • A. fluminis
  • A. nanus
  • A. senrudi
  • A. stouti
  • A. tungurensis
  • A. weidemanni
Synonyms

Anchitheriomys is an extinct member of the beaver family, Castoridae. Until recently, it was placed in a closely related family of rodents, Eutypomyidae,[1] but a partial skull shows similarities to another early beaver, Agnotocastor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *McKenna, Malcolm C.; Bell, Susan K. (1997), Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level, New York: Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-11013-8 
  2. ^ *Korth, William W.; Emry, Robert J. (1997), "The skull of Anchitheriomys and a new subfamily of beavers (Castoridae, Rodentia)", Journal of Paleontology 71 (2): 343–347