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Mus minotaurus Bate, 1942:45

Bate's large mouse

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Bate, Dorothy M. A. (1942). New Pleistocene Murinae from Crete. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 11, 9: 41-49.

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene (Holocene?)

 

Distribution

Crete, Greece

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Bate, Dorothy M. A. (1942). New Pleistocene Murinae from Crete. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 11, 9: 41-49.

 

Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

De Vos, J. (1984). The endemic Pleistocene deer of Crete. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, Eerste reeks 31: 1-100.

Dermitzakis, M. D. and de Vos, J. (1987). Faunal succession and the evolution of mammals in Crete during the Pleistocene. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie. Abhandlungen, 173(3): 377-408.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130.

KUSS, S.E., 1973, Die Pleistozanen Saugetierfaunen der Ostmediterranen Inseln, Ber. Naturf. Ges. Freiburg, v. 63(1+2), p. 49-71.

Kuss, S. E. and Misonne, X. (1968). Pleistozäne Muriden del Insel Kreta. Neueus Jahrbücher für Geologie und Palaontologie Abhandlungen 132(1): 55-69.

Mayhew, D. F. (1977). The endemic Pleistocene murids of Crete. I. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam, ser. B, 80(3):182-214.

Mayhew, D. F. (1996). The extinct Murids of Crete, pp. 167-171. In: Reese, D. S. (ed.). Pleistocene and Holocene Fauna of Crete and Its First Settlers. Monograph in World Archeology, Vol. 28. Madison, WI: Prehistory Press.

Weesie, P. D. M. (1982). A Pleistocene endemic island form within the genus Athene: Athene cretensis n. sp. (Aves, Strigiformes) from Crete. Proc. Kon. Neder. Akad. Weten., Series B, 85(3): 323-336.

Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. 2005 Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

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