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Nesophontes sp. nov. 'Grand Cayman'

Grand Cayman nesophont(es) (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered synonymous with the species that inhabited Cayman Brac, the newly described [i]Nesophontes hemicingulus[/i], and hence is now formerly recognized as invalid.

 

Conservation Status

 

Distribution

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Morgan, Gary S., MacPhee, Ross D. E., Woods, Roseina and Turvey, Samuel T. (2019). Late Quaternary fossil mammals from the Cayman Islands, West Indies. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 428: 79 pp., 24 figures, 8 tables.

 

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]

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.

Morgan, G. S. (1994). Late Quaternary fossil vertebrates from the Cayman Islands, pp. 465-508. In: Brunt, M. A. and Davies, J. E. (eds.). The Cayman Islands: Natural History and Biogeography. Boston: Kluwer Academic.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2010). Evolution of non-homologous venom delivery systems in West Indian insectivores? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30: 1294-1299.

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