Xaymaca fulvopulvis MacPhee & Flemming, 2003



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: c. 8,090-9,420 BC





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: AMNHM 268011 (left hemimandible)

Type locality: "Brown Dust Passage of Drum Cave, near Entrance #3 (fig. 1). Drum Cave, part of the ‘‘upper’’ sequence of the ~10 km Jackson’s Bay cave system, is located on the south slope of Portland Ridge near Jackson’s Bay, in the southernmost part of Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. Entrance #3 is located at approximately 17o44'05"N, 77o13'15"W."






Original scientific description:

MacPhee, R. D. E. and Flemming, Clare. (2003). A Possible Heptaxodontine and Other Caviidan Rodents from the Quaternary of Jamaica. American Museum Novitates, No. 3422 (42 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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