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Nesophontes paramicrus Miller, 1929

St. Michel nesophontes, Hispaniolan nesophont

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Haiti, Hispaniola

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Miller, 1929. [description Nesophontes paramicrus]. Smithson. Misc. Coll., 81(9): 3.

 

Other references:

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.
 
Brace, Selina et al. (2016). Evolutionary history of the Nesophontidae, the last unplaced Recent mammal family. Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw186 [Abstract]
 
Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.
 
Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.
 
MacPhee, R. D. E., Flemming, Clare and Lunde, D. P. (1999). "Last Occurrence" of the Antillean Insectivoran Nesophontes: New Radiometric Dates and Their Interpretation. American Museum Novitates 3261: 20 pp., 7 figures, 6 tables.
 
McDowell, Samuel Booker Jnr. (1958). The Greater Antillean Insectivores. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 115(3): 113-214, figures 1-46, tables 1, 2.
 
Turvey, Samuel T. (2010). Evolution of non-homologous venom delivery systems in West Indian insectivores? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30: 1294-1299.

Turvey, S. and Helgen, K. (2008). Nesophontes paramicrus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 15 August 2013.

Woods, Roseina et al. (2020). Rapid size change associated with intra-island evolutionary radiation in extinct Caribbean “island-shrews”. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20: 106.

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