Canariomys

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea
Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: †Canariomys
Species: C. bravoi - C. tamarani

Name

Canariomys Crusafont-Pairo and Petter, 1964

References

* Crusafont-Pairo, M. & F. Petter. 1964. Un Muriné géant fossile des iles Canaries Canariomys bravoi gen. nov., sp. nov: Mammalia. 28:607–612.

Canariomys is an extinct genus of rodents (Old World rats and mice) that once existed on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, Spain. These giant rats could reach a weight of about 1 kg.

Two species are currently recognised:

* Tenerife Giant Rat, Canariomys bravoi (Tenerife, Pleistocene)
* Gran Canaria Giant Rat, Canariomys tamarani (Gran Canaria, Holocene)

References

* Crusafont-Pairo, M. & F. Petter, 1964, "Un Muriné géant fossile des iles Canaries Canariomys bravoi gen. nov., sp. nov", Mammalia, 28,pp 607–612.

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