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Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: This group is complex, and although several important revisions have occurred (Emmons and Vucetich, 1998; Emmons et al., 2002; Laura and Patton, 2000; Patton and Emmons, 1985), additional revisions are needed. The family includes the most primitive fossil New World hystricognaths from the Early Oligocene of Patagonia. Reig (1986) noted that some living taxa in this family with brachyodont and pentalophodont molars (Mesomys and Lonchothrix) are of the type expected in the ancestral New World...