Oryzomyini sp. nov. 'Saba'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oryzomyini gen. et sp. indet. L (Turvey, 2009:53)


Conservation Status




Saba, Netherlands Antilles


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Hoogland MLP (1996) In Search of the Native Population of Pre-Columbian Saba (400–1450 AD). Part Two: Settlements in their N atural and Social Environment. PhD thesis, University of Leiden.

Pregill GK, Steadman DW, and Watters DR (1994) Late Quaternary vertebrate faunas of the Lesser Antilles: historical components of C aribbean biogeography. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 30, 1–51.

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]

Wing, Elizabeth S. (1992). Faunal remains from the Rendezvous Bay site, Anguilla W.I. Ms. on file Environmental Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville.

Wing, Elizabeth S. (1995). Rice rats and Saladoid people as seen at Hope Estate, pp. 219-231. In: Alegría, R. E. and Rodríguez, M. (eds.). Proceedings of the XV International Congress for Caribbean archaeology. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y Caribe, Fundación Puertoriqueña de las Humanidades y la Universidad del Turabo.


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