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Amblyrhiza inundata Cope, 1868

Anguilla giant hutia

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Anguilla & St. Martin, Lesser Antilles

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Cope, E. D. (1868). Exhibition of bones and teeth of a large rodent from the cave deposits of Anguilla, one of the West India islands. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 1868: 313.

 

Other references:

Biknevicius, A. R., McFarlane, D. A., and, MacPhee, R. D. E. (1993). Body Size in Amblyrhiza inundata (Rodentia: Caviomorpha), an Extinct Megafaunal Rodent from the Anguilla Bank, West Indies: Estimates and Implications. American Museum Novitates 3079: 1-25.

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies, pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.

Cope, E. D. (1869). Exhibition of bones and teeth of the large extinct Chinchilla of the Island of Anguilla, W.I. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 1869: 92.

Mcfarlane, D. A., Lundberg, J. and Maincent, G. (2014). New specimens of Amblyrhiza inundata (Rodentia: Caviomorpha) from the Middle Pleistocene of Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science 47: 15-19.

McFarlane, Donald A., and MacPhee, Ross D. E. (1989). Amblyrhiza and the Quaternary Bone Caves of Anguilla, British West Indies. Cave Science 16:1 (no pagination present).

McFarlane, D.A., and MacPhee, Ross D. E. (1994). Amblyrhiza and the Vertebrate Paleontology of Anguillean Caves. El Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana Espeleología 27: 33-38.

McFarlane, D. A., MacPhee, R. D. and Ford, D. C. (1998). Body Size Variability and a Sangamonian Extinction Model for Amblyrhiza, a West Indian Megafaunal Rodent. Quaternary Research 50(1): 80-89.

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