Hydrochoerus ballesterensis Rusconi 1954 (capybara)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Alternative combination: Xenohydrochoerus ballesterensis

Belongs to Hydrochoerus according to A. Mones and J. Ojasti 1986

Sister taxa: Hydrochoerus gaylordi, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Hydrochoerus isthmius

Type specimen: Its type locality is Villa Ballester, which is in a Pliocene marine sandstone in Argentina

Ecology: amphibious herbivore

Distribution: found only at Villa Ballester

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