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Late Miocene potamarchine rodents from southwestern Amazonia, Brazil - with description of new taxa

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The fossil rodents from the southwestern Amazonia of Brazil have been studied since the first half of the 20th century. Several caviomorph rodents were reported for the Neogene of this region, mainly neoepiblemids and dinomyids. Until recently, the record of dinomyids in the Solimões Formation (Late Miocene) was predominantly based on a few isolated teeth, which made it difficult to make more accurate taxonomic identifications due to the scarcity of diagnostic characters. Here, new remains, more complete than those previously reported, of potamarchine dinomyids from the Neogene of Brazil are described. A new species of Potamarchus and a new genus and species of a Potamarchinae are erected. In addition, new material of Potamarchus murinus and Potamarchus sp. is identified. These data suggest a higher diversity of dinomyids in in the western Amazonia than previously supposed.
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  • Secao de Paleontologia, Museu de Ciencias Naturais, Fundacao Zoobotanica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Salvador Franca 1427, 90690-000, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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  • Laboratorio de Paleontologia, Universidade Federal do Acre, Campus Floresta, Estrada do Canela Fina, Km 12, 69980-000, Cruzeiro do Sul, AC, Brazil
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  • Secao de Paleontologia, Museu de Ciencias Naturais, Fundacao Zoobotanica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Salvador Franca 1427, 90690-000, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Division Paleontología Vertebrados, Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s/n, B1900FWA, La Plata, Argentina
  • Laboratorio de Paleontologia, Universidade Federal do Acre, Campus Universitario BR 364, Km 04–Distrito industrial, 69920-900, Rio Branco, AC, Brazil
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