Insular Patterns and Radiations of West Indian Rodents

  title={Insular Patterns and Radiations of West Indian Rodents},
  author={C. Woods and R. P{\'a}ez and C. W. Kilpatrick},
The Last Survivors: current status and conservation of the non-volant land mammals of the insular Caribbean
The insular Caribbean is among the few oceanic-type island systems colonized by non-volant land mammals. This region also has experienced the world's highest level of historical mammal extinctions,Expand
1.32 ± 0.11 Ma age for underwater remains constrain antiquity and longevity of the Dominican primate Antillothrix bernensis.
Three-dimensional geometric morphometrics of laser-scanned living and extinct samples provide evidence to support the hypothesis that the primate Antillothrix bernensis existed in the Dominican Republic during the Pleistocene, based on the uranium-series age of carbonate speleothem that encased a tibia when it was collected in a flooded cave. Expand
Population history of the Hispaniolan hutia Plagiodontia aedium (Rodentia: Capromyidae): testing the model of ancient differentiation on a geotectonically complex Caribbean island
Phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial DNA reveals a pattern of historical allopatric lineage divergence in Hispaniolan hutia, with the spatial distribution of three distinct hutia lineages biogeographically consistent with the island’s geotectonic history. Expand
Insulae infortunatae: Establishing a Chronology for Late Quaternary Mammal Extinctions in the West Indies
This volume is devoted to recent advances in understanding megafaunal extinctions in the New World during the LQ (for this and all other abbreviations used in this paper, see Table 9.1). A chapter onExpand
Late Quaternary Fossil Mammals from the Cayman Islands, West Indies
ABSTRACT Abundant fossils of nesophontid lipotyphlan insectivores and capromyid rodents have been collected from late Quaternary deposits on the Cayman Islands, an island group separated by a majorExpand
Pre-gabi biotic connections between the Americas:: an alternative model to explain the “less-splendid isolation” of South America
espanolTradicionalmente America del Sur fue considerado como un continente isla durante la mayor parte del Terciario. Sin embargo, evidencia biologica y paleontologica dispersa indica que unExpand
Rodents of the Caribbean: origin and diversification of hutias unravelled by next-generation museomics
It is found that Capromyidae are nested within Echimyidae (spiny rats) and should be considered a subfamily thereof and estimated that the split between hutias and Atlantic Forest spiny rats occurred 16.5 million years ago, which would suggest that during the Early Miocene, an echimYid-like ancestor colonized the Greater Antilles from an eastern South American source population via rafting. Expand
Basicranial Morphology and Relationships of Antillean Heptaxodontidae (Rodentia, Ctenohystrica, Caviomorpha)
This paper attempts to arrive at some serviceable solutions to the heptaxodontid problem by utilizing the character-rich domain of the auditory region, and reveals that Amblyrhiza inundata and Elasmodontomys obliquus, the chief subjects of this contribution, have traditionally been regarded as closely related on the basis of dental features. Expand
The ixodid ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Cuba
Diagnostic characters and a taxonomic key for the Cuban adult Ixodidae are illustrated and provided based on optical and scanning electron microscopy and for each species, information about the material examined, geographical distribution, and host association is provided. Expand
Phylogeny and biogeography of Caribbean mammals
A review of the taxonomy, distribution and phylogeny of all Cenozoic Caribbean non-volant mammals and four bat lineages and present reconciled trees for available phylogenies finds patterns of divergence from the mainland that are inconsistent with the Gaarlandia hypothesis and seem to require taxon-specific biogeographical explanations. Expand