Zygodontomys sp. nov. 'Grenada'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym: Oryzomys B (Stokes, 1990; Lippold, 1991; Pregill et al., 1994); Oryzomyini gen. et sp. indet. D (Turvey, 2009:53); Oryzomyini (Grenada 2) (Turvey & Fritz, 2011:SI:8); Oryzomyini sp. indet. small (Cooke et al., 2017)


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Cooke, Siobhán B., Dávalos, Liliana M., Mychajliw, Alexis M. Turvey, Samuel T. and Upham, Nathan S. (2017). Anthropogenic Extinction Dominates Holocene Declines of West Indian Mammals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48: 301-327.

Haviser J (1997) Settlement strategies in the Early Ceramic Age. In Wilson SM, ed., The Indigenous People of the Caribbean, pp. 59–69. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Lippold, L. K. (1991). Animal resource utilization by Saladoid peoples at Pearls, Grenada, West Indies, pp. 264-268. In: Ayubi, E. N. and Haviser, J. B. (eds.). Proceedings of the XIII International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology (1989), Curaçao.

Mistretta, Brittany A. (2019). Grenada’s extinct rice rats (Oryzomyini): Zooarchaeological evidence for taxonomic diversity. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 24: 71-79.

Mistretta, Brittany A., Giovas, Christina M., Weskler, Marcelo and Turvey, Samuel T. (2021). Extinct insular oryzomyine rice rats (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) from the Grenada Bank, southern Caribbean. Zootaxa 4951(3): 434-460. [Abstract]

Pregill, G.K., Steadman, D.W. & Watters, D.R. (1994) Late Quaternary vertebrate faunas of the Lesser Antilles: historical components of Caribbean biogeography. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 30, 1–51.

Stokes, A. (1990) Analysis of the Vertebrate Fauna from the Pearls Site (GREN-A-1): Prehistoric Subsistence on the Coast of Grenada (A.D. 200). Manuscript on File, Environmental Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, 32 pp.

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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