The Earliest Caribbean Rodents: Oligocene Caviomorphs from Puerto Rico

@inproceedings{VlezJuarbe2014TheEC,
  title={The Earliest Caribbean Rodents: Oligocene Caviomorphs from Puerto Rico},
  author={Jorge V{\'e}lez-Juarbe and T. Martin and R. Macphee and Diana Ortega-Ariza},
  year={2014}
}
  • Jorge Vélez-Juarbe, T. Martin, +1 author Diana Ortega-Ariza
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • ABSTRACT The Greater Antilles was once home to a diverse array of endemic groups of caviomorph rodents. Many of these became extinct, together with endemic insectivores, sloths, and primates, in what is widely considered an archtypical example of Quaternary extinction on oceanic islands. When and how the ancestors of these land mammals arrived on these islands is debated. Here we report on the discovery, for the first time, of undoubted rodent incisors in Oligocene contexts in Puerto Rico… CONTINUE READING
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