Definitions

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  • n. Any member of the Caviomorpha, a rodent infraorder or parvorder that unites all South American hystricognaths.

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Examples

  • Why were they joined by the entire infraorder of caviomorph rodents, including guinea pigs, agoutis, pacas, maras, capybaras, chinchillas and lots of others, a large group of characteristically South American rodents, found nowhere else?

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  • Both lived alongside New World vultures, flamingos, screamers and caviomorph rodents [the adjacent photo, of the brontornithine Paraphysornis, is borrowed from Cais de Gaia's phorusrhacid blog post].

    More on phorusrhacids: the biggest, the fastest, the mostest out-of-placest

  • Although biogeographic and body size similarities suggest that it may be related to the Puerto Rican giant hutia Elasmodontomys, the Antillean large-bodied rodent family Heptaxodontidae is now interpreted as invalid, and it is impossible to assign Tainotherium to a particular caviomorph family in the absence of associated craniodental material.

    Archive 2006-12-01

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