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Canariomys is an extinct genus of rodents that once existed on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, Spain. These giant rats could reach a weight of about 1 kg. The species was a herbivore; its diet was based on plant materials, probably soft vegetables as some roots, ferns, and berries.

Two species are currently recognized:

Scientific ClassificationEdit

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Subfamily Murniae
Genus Canariomys
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