The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Microcavia criolloensis Ubilla et al., 1999



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ubilla, Martín, Piñeiro, G. and Quintana, C. A. (1999). A New Extinct Species of the Genus Microcavia (Rodentia, Caviidae) from the Upper Pleistocene of the Northern Basin of Uruguay, with Paleobiogeographic and Paleoenvironmental Comments. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 34(3): 141-149.


Other references:

Ubilla, Martín. (2008). Postcranial morphology of the extinct caviine rodent Microcavia criolloensis (late Pleistocene, South America). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 154(4): 975-806. [Abstract]


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