Cordimus hooijeri Zijlstra, McFarlane, Van den Hoek Ostende & Lundberg, 2014:10



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oryzomyini gen. et sp. indet. M (Turvey, 2009:54); Thomasomys sp. nov. (Turvey, 2009:53; Turvey & Fritz, 2011:SI:8); Oryzomyini (Bonaire) (Turvey & Fritz, 2011:SI:9)


Citations may refer to two distinct taxa.


Conservation Status


Last record: after 1499 (Zijlstra et al., 2014:10)



Bonaire, Dutch Antilles


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Zijlstra, Jelle S., Donald A. McFarlane, Lars W. Van den Hoek Ostende & Joyce Lundberg. (In Press, 2014). New rodents (Cricetidae) from the Neogene of Curaçao and Bonaire, Dutch Antilles. Palaeontology.


Other references:

Hooijer, D.A. 1959 Fossil rodents from Curaçao and Bonaire. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 9, 1-27.

Hooijer DA (1966) Fossil mammals of the Netherlands Antilles. Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie 16, 531–532.

McFarlane DA and Lundberg J (2002). A new fossil rodent from the Holocene of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstract 90

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: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]


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