Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei

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Taxonavigation: Octodontoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Hystricomorpha
Infraordo: Hystricognathi
Infraordo: Caviomorpha
Superfamilia: Octodontoidea

Familia: Capromyidae
Subfamilia: Plagiodontinae
Genus: †Rhizoplagiodontia
Species: †Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei


  • Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei Woods, 1989: 62

Holotype: FLMNH 73946, near complete cranium with all teeth in place plus a matched pair of mandible with DP4-M3 in place on both side.

Type locality: “17 km W of Camp Perrin in Trouing Jérémie #5, (elevation 1275 m, latitude 18°20'N, longitude 74°03'W)”, Département du Sud, Haiti.


Primary references[edit]

  • Woods, C.A. 1989. A new capromyid rodent from Haiti: The origin, evolution, and extinction of West Indian rodents and their bearing on the origin of the New World hystricognaths. Pp. 58–89 in Black, C.C. & Dawson, M.R. (eds.). Papers on fossil rodents: in honor of Albert Elmer Wood. Science Series No. 33. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Lemke's Hutia