Telicomys

Name: Telicomys.
Phonetic: Tel-e-c om-iss.
Named By: Kraglievich‭ ‬-‭ ‬1926.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Rodentia,‭ ‬Hystricomorpha,‭ ‬Dinomyidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬giganteus,‭ ‬gigantissimus,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬amazonensis‭?
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: At least‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Solimoes Formation.
Time period: Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Telicomys is a genus of very large rodent that lived in Brazil during the Miocene.‭ ‬At a glance,‭ ‬Telicomys looks very similar to genera such as Phoberomys,‭ ‬Josephoartigasia which also lived in South America,‭ ‬though a little bit after Telicomys disappeared.‭ ‬All of these genera are perceived to have had a similar ecological niche as the modern day capybara,‭ ‬though grander in size.



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