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Record: oai:ARNO:506228

AuthorD.A. Hooijer
TitleFossil Rodents from Curaçao and Bonaire
JournalStudies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands
AbstractThe fossil remains of rodents described in the present paper are from various localities. The large extinct musk rat Megalomys occurs in reddish-brown phosphatic “oolite” fillings of irregular cavities in a marine limestone found by Mr. P. H. DE BUISONJÉ in the north-western part of the Duivelsklip, eastern Curaçao, about 50 m above sea-level. The “oolite” also contains scanty remains of lizards, snakes, and of a bat. Fragmentary molluscs present possibly include Cerion uva (L.), a recent, very common, terrestrial species, as well as other gastropods, many opercula of which were found.
Samples of a phosphatic “oölite” deposit collected in 1937 by Dr. P. WAGENAAR HUMMELINCK from an escarpment near Fontein, Bonaire, proved to contain jaws, with teeth, of a genus of hesperomyine rodents, Thomasomys a single snake vertebra; and mollusc remains including what seem to be their coprolites.
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