Project 896: B. P. Kraatz, F. Bibi, A. Hill, M. Beech. 2013. A new fossil thryonomyid from the Late Miocene of the United Arab Emirates and the origin of African cane rats. Naturwissenschaften: The Science of Nature. 100 (5):437-449.

Abstract

Cane rats (Thryonomyidae) are represented today by two species inhabiting sub-Saharan Africa. Their fossil record is predominately African, but includes several Miocene species from Arabia and continental Asia that represent dispersal events from Africa. For example, Paraulacodus indicus, known from the Miocene of Pakistan, is closely related to living Thryonomys. Here we describe a new thryonomyid, Protohummus dango, gen. et sp. nov., from the late Miocene Baynunah Formation of the United Arab Emirates. The new thryonomyid is less derived than “Thryonomys” asakomae from the latest Miocene of Ethiopia and clarifies the origin of crown Thryonomys and the evolutionary transition from Paraulacodus. A phylogenetic analysis shows Protohummus dango to be morphologically intermediate between Paraulacodus spp. and extinct and living Thryonomys spp. The morphological grade and phylogenetic position of Protohummus dango further supports previous biochronological estimates of the age of the Baynunah Formation (ca. 6–8 Ma).


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P896, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P896
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    [1] † Phiomys andrewsi
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    [2] † Metaphiomys schaubi
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    [3] † Gaudeamus aegyptius
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    [4] † Sacaresia moyaeporisi
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    [5] † Paraphiomys simonsi
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    [6] † Paraphiomys pigotti
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    [7] † Neosciuromys africanus
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    [8] † Paraphiomys knolli
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    [9] † Apodecter stromeri
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    [10] † Paraphiomys orangeus
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    [11] † Paraphiomys hopwoodi
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    [12] † Paraphiomys renelavocati
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    [13] † Epiphiomys coryndoni
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    [14] † Paraphiomys occidentalis
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    [15] † Paraphiomys shipmani
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    [16] † Kochalia geespei
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    [17] † Paraphiomys afarensis
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    [18] † Paraphiomys roessneri
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    [19] † Paraphiomys australis
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    [20] Thryonomys swinderianus
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    [21] Thryonomys gregorianus
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    [22] † Thryonomys asakomae
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    [23] † Paraulacodus indicus
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    [24] † Paraulacodus johanesi
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    [25] † Protohummus dango
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    [26] † Lavacatomys aequatorialis
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    [27] † Thryonomys wesselmani
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