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Pennatomys nivalis Turvey, Weksler, Morris & Nokkert, 2010

Nevis rice rat, St. Eustatius rice rat, St. Kitts rice rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

This species is believed to actually represent three distinct taxa (Brace et al. 2015).

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Netherlands Antilles and Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Turvey, S.T., Weksler, M., Morris, E.L. and Nokkert, M. (2010). Taxonomy, phylogeny and diversity of the extinct Lesser Antillean rice rats (Sigmodontinae: Oryzomyini), with description of a new genus and species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 748-772.

 

Other references:

Brace, Selina et al. (2015). Unexpected evolutionary diversity in a recently extinct Caribbean mammal radiation. Proc Biol Sci. B 282(1807): 20142371.

Turvey, S. T. and Collen, B. (2011). Pennatomys nivalis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 18 April 2012.

Turvey, S.T., Weksler, M., Morris, E.L. & Nokkert, M. 2010 Taxonomy, phylogeny and diversity of the extinct Lesser Antillean rice rats (Sigmodontinae: Oryzomyini), with description of a new genus and species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 748-772.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/15930/pennatomys-nivalis-nevis-rice-rat

 

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