Podoxymys roraimae Anthony, 1929

Roraima mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1929 or before

Rediscovered in 1992 or before (Pérez-Zapata et al., 1992)





Biology & Ecology










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Leite, Y. L., Kok, P. J. and Weksler, M. (2015). Evolutionary affinities of the ‘Lost World’ mouse suggest a late Pliocene connection between the Guiana and Brazilian shields. Journal of Biogeography 42(4): 706-715.

Linares, O. J. (1998). Mamíferos de Venezuela. Sociedad Conservacionista Audubon de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. (2005). Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

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Perez-Zapata, A., Lew, D., Aguilera, M. and Reig, O. A. (1992). New data on the systematics and karyology of Podoxymys roraimae (Rodentia, Cricetidae). Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde 57: 216–224.


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