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SPECIES Noronhomys vespuccii

Author:Carleton and Olson, 1999.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 3256: 10.
Common Name:Vespucci’s Rodent
Type Locality:Brazil, Territorio de Fernando de Noronha, Ilha Fernando de Noronha, beach dunes (late Quaternary) near Ponta de Santo Antonio; 03º50′S, 32º24′W.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Comments:Variation and morphological discrimination from Holochilus and Lundomys provided by Carleton and Olson (1999). Fragmentary historical archives tenuously indicate that this species was encountered by Amerigo Vespucci during his 1503 voyage to the New World and was extirpated soon thereafter (see Carleton and Olson, 1999:44-49).



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