Solenodon marcanoi (Patterson, 1962:2)

Marcano's solenodon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Antillogale marcanoi Patterson, 1962:2


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene; 1500 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012); 1970's?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Dominican Republic, Hispaniola





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:
Patterson, Bryan. (1962). An extinct solenodontid insectivore from Hispaniola. Breviora 165: 1-11.


Other references:

Bannikova, Anna A. (2018). Molecular evolution of Eulipotyphla: unresolved problems of phylogenetic reconstruction. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy 29(XI ATIt Congress Supplement): 5.

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.

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

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.

Ottenwalder, J. A. (2001). Systematics and biogeography of the West Indian genus Solenodon. Pp. 253-329, in Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and perspectives (C. A. Woods and F. E. Sergile, eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 582 pp.

Thornback, J. and Jenkins, M. 1982. The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened mammalian taxa of the Americas and the Australasian zoogeographic region (excluding Cetacea). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Solenodon marcanoi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 25 June 2011.

Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K. 2018. Solenodon marcanoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T20322A22327069. Downloaded on 26 June 2021.

Upham, Nathan S. (2017). Past and present of insular Caribbean mammals: understanding Holocene extinctions to inform modern biodiversity conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 913-917.

Viñola-López, Lázaro W., Almonte-Milán, Juan N., Luthra, Alisa and Bloch, Jonathan I. (2024). New Quaternary mammals support regional endemism in western Hispaniola. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 31: 25.

Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press. [Short summary]


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