Meriones malatestai Kotsakis & Burgio (year?)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Nomen nudum?


Conservation Status

Invalid (nomen nudum)?

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Lampedusa, Pelagie Islands, Italy


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kotsakis, T. and Burgio, E. (submitted). Meriones malatestai n. sp., (Gerbillidae, Rodentia), Late Pleistocene endemic species of Lampedusa island (Italy, Central Mediterranean). J. Vertebr. Paleont., Lawrence.


Other references:

Amori, Giovanni and Castiglia, Riccardo. (2018). Mammal endemism in Italy: a review. Biogeographia 33: 19-31.

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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