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Containing group: Phyllotini


Originally created as a subgenus of Phyllotis by Osgood (1947), then transferred to Auliscomys by Simonetti and Spotorno (1980), but resurrected asa genus by Braun (1993) based on cladistic and phenetic analysis of morphological characters. Generic status was strongly supported by a cladistic study in Steppan (1993; 1995).

Generic Portrait

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Compare the skuls, jaws, or molars of all phyllotine genera by selecting the appropriate view below.

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Information on the Internet

Mammal Species of the World: a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Internet version.
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