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A reconstruction of the Lava mouse (Malpaisomys insularis), an extinct rodent of the Canary Islands

@inproceedings{Boye1992ARO,
  title={A reconstruction of the Lava mouse (Malpaisomys insularis), an extinct rodent of the Canary Islands},
  author={P. Boye and R. Hutterer and N. L{\'o}pez-mart{\'i}nez and J. Michaux},
  year={1992}
}
Described the skeleton and evaluated the form, size and ecological niche of Malpaisomys insularis, an extinct rodent of the Canary Islands. The lava mouse was a generalized murid rodent with a head and body length of about 110 mm and a slightly shorter tail. Fore and hind limbs exhibit some adapatations for climbing, a favourable condition in its main habitat, the malpais. There is a notable convergence in skeletal proportions between the lava mouse, the rock mouse (Apodemus mystacinus), the… Expand
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