Octomys mimax (Rodentia: Octodontidae)


Octomys mimax O. Thomas, 1920, the viscacha rat, is a surface-dwelling rodent, endemic to the Monte biome of western Argentina. The genus Octomys is monotypic and represents a basal clade within the family Octodontidae. O. mimax is strictly herbivorous and is found in low-elevation arid environments characterized by galleries or rock formations. In these… (More)


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@inproceedings{Sobrero2010OctomysM, title={Octomys mimax (Rodentia: Octodontidae)}, author={Ra{\'u}l Sobrero and Valeria E. Campos and Stella M. Giannoni and Luis A. Ebensperger}, year={2010} }