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Metaphiomys - A Rodent of the Eocene and Oligocene

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  • Neal Robbins
        Metaphiomys was a rodent that lived during the Eocene and Oligocene. The systematic paleontology of it is: Mammalia Linnaeus 1758 Rodentia Bowditch 1821
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          Metaphiomys was a rodent that lived during the Eocene and Oligocene. The systematic paleontology of it is:
       
      Mammalia Linnaeus 1758
      Rodentia Bowditch 1821
      Phiomorpha Lavocat 1962
      Phiomyidae Wood 1955
      Metaphiomys Osborn 1908
      Metaphiomys beadnelli Osborn 1908
       
          Fossil remains of Metaphiomys beadnelli were found in the Jebel Qatrani Formation at Quarry I in the Fayum of Egypt. They date to the Rupelian interval (33.9 - 28.4 million years ago) of the Eocene. Metaphiomys sp. remains were unearthed in the Jebel Qatrani Formation at Quarry G in Egypt. They are also dated to the Rupelian. [Note - The source of this information is The Paleobiology Database.]
          Oligocene fossil remains of Metaphiomys have been discovered in Tanzania. Nancy J. Stevens, Patrick M. O'Connor, Michael D. Gottfried, Eric M. Roberts, Sifael Ngasala, and Mary R. Dawson wrote an article titled METAPHIOMYS (RODENTIA: PHIOMYIDAE) FROM THE PALEOGENE OF SOUTHWESTERN TANZANIA. It was published in 2006 in the Journal of Paleontology 80(2), pp. 407-410. The text is on this link.
       
          Neal Robbins

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