Alterodon major Anthony, 1920



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology




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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