Megalomys curazensis

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Megalomys curazensis
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene (Lujanian)
~0.400–0.130 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Megalomys
Species: M. curazensis
Binomial name
Megalomys curazensis
Hooijer, 1959

Megalomys curazensis is a species of rodent from the Late Pleistocene (400,000 to 130,000 years ago) of the island of Curaçao, off northwestern Venezuela.[1] It is a member of the genus Megalomys, which also includes species from other islands of the Lesser Antilles.[2] It is known from abundant but fragmentary material found throughout the island.[3]


  1. ^ McFarlane and Lundberg, 2002, p.278
  2. ^ Hooijer, 1959
  3. ^ De Buisonjé, 1974


  • Buisonjé, P.H. de. 1974. Neogene and Quaternary geology of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. Uitgaven "Natuurwetenschappelijke Studiekring voor Suriname en de Nederlandse Antillen" 74:1–291.
  • Hooijer, D.A. 1959. Fossil rodents from Curaçao and Bonaire. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 35:1–27.
  • McFarlane, D.A., and J. Lundberg. 2002. A Middle Pleistocene age and biogeography for the extinct rodent Megalomys curazensis from Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.. Caribbean Journal of Sciences 38. 278-281. Accessed 2017-08-14.
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