Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Nesophontidae

Scientific Name: Nesophontes major
Species Authority: Arredondo, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Turvey, S. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Extinct because it is known only from recent fossil deposits.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Cuba.
Countries occurrence:
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: An insectivorous species.
Systems: Terrestrial

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: Not applicable.

Citation: Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Nesophontes major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136381A4283597. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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