Nesophontes major 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Nesophontidae

Scientific Name: Nesophontes major Arredondo, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-08-23
Assessor(s): Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Extinct because it is known only from recent fossil deposits.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was endemic to Cuba.
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Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population:This species is known from recent fossil deposits suggesting that they persisted until the modern era and their extinction followed the arrival of European settlers.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This was an insectivorous species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Introduced rats are the most probable reason for the extinction of this species. Fossil deposits of this species have been found with rat fossils.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation actions are not applicable to this species as it is already extinct.

Citation: Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K. 2017. Nesophontes major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T136381A22281785. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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