Lagostomus

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Lagostomus
Lagostomus maximus - Parc National El Palmar en Argentine (Entre-Rios).jpg
Plains viscacha
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Chinchillidae
Subfamily: Lagostominae
Genus: Lagostomus
Brookes, 1828
Species

Lagostomus crassus
Lagostomus maximus
Lagostomus trichodactylus

Synonyms

Viscacia (Rengger, 1830)[1]

Lagostomus is a South American genus of rodents in the family Chinchillidae. It contains a single living species, the plains viscacha, and it is the only Holocene genus in the subfamily Lagostominae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spotorno, Angel E.; Patton, James L. (2015-03-09). "Superfamily Chinchilloidea Bennett, 1833". In Patton, James L.; Pardiñas, Ulyses F. J.; D’Elía, Guillermo. Mammals of South America, Volume 2: Rodents. University of Chicago Press. p. 780. ISBN 9780226169606.