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GENUS Platacanthomys

Author:Blyth, 1859.
Citation:J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 28: 288.
Type Species:Platacanthomys lasiurus Blyth, 1859.
Comments:Although currently known only from the Indian Peninsula, the genus is represented in the Indomalayan region by the late Miocene P. dianensis, described from isolated molars in Yuanmou and Lufeng, Yunnan, China (Ni and Qiu, 2002; Qiu, 1989); the "living Platacanthomys lasiurus is closely related to P. dianensis, and very probably descended from it" (Qiu, 1989:281).
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