Puertoricomys corozalus Williams & Koopman, 1951:4

Corozal Cave rat, Old Puerto Rican spiny rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Proechimys corozalus Williams & Koopman, 1951:4


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Puerto Rico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Williams, Ernest E. and Koopman, Karl F. (1951). A new fossil rodent from Puerto Rico. American Museum Novitates No. 1515, 9 pp.


Other references:

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies, pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.


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