Phoberomys insolita

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Phoberomys insolita
Temporal range: Late Miocene (Huayquerian)
~9.0–6.8 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Dinomyidae
Genus: Phoberomys
Species: P. insolita
Binomial name
Phoberomys insolita
Kraglievich, 1940

Phoberomys insolita is an extinct species of rodent that was known as the largest rodent on earth, before the discovery of Josephoartigasia monesi. Fossil specimens from the Late Miocene period have been discovered in the Ituzaingó Formation of Argentina.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Phoberomys insolita at
  2. ^ Sánchez-Villagra, Marcelo R.; Aguilera, Orangel A.; Carlini, Alfredo A. (2010). Urumaco and Venezuelan Paleontology: The Fossil Record of the Northern Neotropics. Indiana University Press. p. 218. ISBN 9780253002006.