- Loxodontomys micropus
- Loxodontomys formosus
Originally created as a subgenus of Phyllotis by Osgood (1947), then transferred to Auliscomys by Simonetti and Spotorno (1980), but resurrected asa genus by Braun (1993) based on cladistic and phenetic analysis of morphological characters. Generic status was strongly supported by a cladistic study in Steppan (1993; 1995).
Compare the skuls, jaws, or molars of all phyllotine genera by selecting the appropriate view below.
Information on the InternetMammal Species of the World: a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Internet version.
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