Name: Guiomys.
Phonetic: Guy-o-miss.
Named By: M.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Perez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Rodentia,‭ ‬Hystricomorpha,‭ ‬Hystricognathi,‭ ‬Caviomorpha,‭ ‬Cavioidea.
Species: G.‭ ‬unica‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina.‭ ‬Bolivia.‭ ‬Peru.
Time period: Langhian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Guiomys is a genus of caviomorph rodent that lived in South America during the Miocene.‭ ‬As a caviomorph mammal,‭ ‬Guiomys is related to modern day capybaras,‭ ‬chinchillas and guinea pigs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new rodent‭ (‬Cavioidea,‭ ‬Hystricognathi‭) ‬from the middle Miocene of Patagonia,‭ ‬mandibular homologies,‭ ‬and the origin of the crown group Cavioidea sensu stricto.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭(‬6‭)‬:1848-1859.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Perez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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