Hexolobodon poolei Rímoli, 1976:21



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Invalid (synonym of H. phenax) (Woods, 1993:803).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of H. phenax) (Woods, 1993:803).




Type locality: “Cueva Grande [=Large Cave], St. Michel, Haití”


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology




Holotype: USNM 255881 (almost complete cranium)






Original scientific description:

Rímoli, R. O. (1976 "1977"). Roedores fosiles de la Hispaniola. Universidad Central del Este, Serie Científica III, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. 54 pp., 19 pls.


Other references:

Cooke, Siobhán B. and Crowley, Brooke E. (2018). Deciphering the isotopic niches of now-extinct Hispaniolan rodents. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38(5): e1510414.

Woods, C. A. (1989). The biogeography of West Indian rodents, pp. 741-798. In: Woods, C. A. (ed.). Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, Present, and Future. Gainesville, Florida: Sandhill Crane Press.

Woods, C. A. (1993). Suborder Hystricognathi, pp. 771-806. In: Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (eds.) . Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 2nd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington, D.C. 


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