Nesomys narindaensis Mein et. al., 2010

Narinda mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: late Holocene (Michielsen et al., 2023)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mein, P., Sénégas, F., Gommery, D., Ramanivoso, B., Randrianantenaina, H. and Kerloc'h, P. (2010). Nouvelles espèces subfossiles de rongeurs du Nord-Ouest de Madagascar. Comptes Rendus Palevol 9(3): 101-112.


Other references:

Goodman, S. M. & Jungers, W. L. Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the island’s past. (University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Goodman SM, Ganzhorn JU, and Rakotondravony D (2003) Introduction to the mammals. In Goodman SM and Benstead JP, eds, The N atural History of Madagascar, pp. 1159–1186. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Kouvari, M. & van der Geer, A. A. E. Biogeography of extinction: The demise of insular mammals from the Late Pleistocene till today. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 505, 295–304 (2018).

Michielsen, Nathan M., Goodman, Steven M., Soarimalala, Voahangy, van der Geer, Alexandra A. E., Dávalos, Liliana M., Saville, Grace I., Upham, Nathan and Valente, Luis. (2023). The macroevolutionary impact of recent and imminent mammal extinctions on Madagascar. Nature Communications 14: 14. [Supplementary Data 1 (mammal list); Supplementary Data 6 (references)]

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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