Oldest West Indian land mammal: rhinocerotoid ungulate from the Eocene of Jamaica

  title={Oldest West Indian land mammal: rhinocerotoid ungulate from the Eocene of Jamaica},
  author={Daryl Domning and Robert J. Emry and Roger W. Portell and Stephen K. Donovan and Kevin Schindler},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
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