The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Alterodon major Anthony, 1920



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene









Holotype: AMNHP 17638






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.

MacPhee, R. D. E. and Flemming, Clare. (2003). A Possible Heptaxodontine and Other Caviidan Rodents from the Quaternary of Jamaica. American Museum Novitates, No. 3422 (42 pp.).

McPhee, R. D. E., Woods, C. A. and Morgan, G. S. (1983). The Pleistocene rodent Alterodon major and the mammalian biogeography of Jamaica. Paleontology 26(4): 831-837.


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