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Anchitheriomys

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Castorimorpha
Subfamily  †Agnotocastorinae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Rodent
Class  Mammalia
Family  Castoridae
Tribe  †Anchitheriomyini
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Steneofiber, Rodent, Trogontherium, Palaeocastor, Castorimorpha

Anchitheriomys is an extinct member of the beaver family, Castoridae. It inhabited North America and Eurasia during the middle Miocene. The name of the genus comes from Anchitherium, an extinct genus of horses, and the Greek word for mouse, μῦς (mys), thus meaning "Anchitherium's mouse", because the fossils of both genera usually co-occur.

Until recently, Anchitheriomys was placed in a closely related family of rodents, Eutypomyidae, but a partial skull shows similarities to another early beaver, Agnotocastor.

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Anchitheriomys Wikipedia


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