October 1989
Vol. 19, Fasc. 2
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PalaeovertebrataVol. 19, Fasc. 2:73-80. 1989
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Ostéologie de la tête de Richardus excavans Lavocat,1988
René Lavocat
Keywords: Africa; anatomy; Bathyergidae; Miocene; Rodents

Cite this article: Lavocat R., 1989. Ostéologie de la tête de Richardus excavans Lavocat,1988. Palaeovertebrata 19 (2): 73-80.


Remarkable association of a small infraorbital foramen, similar to that in recent Heterocephalus, and of a strong muscular print on the dorsal anterior part of the zygomatic plate and on the premaxillary. Several anatomical structures to be compared with those of Heterocephalus suggest relationships with this genus. Richardus supports the ancestrality of the hystricomorph character in the bathyergids 

Published in Vol. 19, Fasc. 2 (1989)