New species of Paraphiomys (Rodentia, Thryonomyidae) from the Lower Miocene of As-Sarrar, Saudi Arabia

Raquel López Antoñanzas*, Sevket Sen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The family Thryonomyidae is represented in the Lower Miocene of Saudi Arabia by a single species, Paraphiomys knolli sp. nov. This new taxon differs from all other thryonomyids in being small, lower molars having a short metalophulid II and an isolated anterolabial cuspid, and upper molars being antero-posteriorly compressed and pentalophodont. A cladistic analysis involving all extinct and extant species of thryonomyids is provided. Paraphiomys knolli branches as the sister-species of Paraphiomys pigotti, type species of the genus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalPalaeontology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Miocene
  • Paraphiomys
  • Phylogeny
  • Rodentia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Thryonomyidae

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